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Taming Of The Tongue

Key Verse

“But the tongue can no man tame;  it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8).

Text — James 3:7-12


It was C. T. Studd who wisely stated that, “Whatever moves the heart wags the tongue.” Everybody delights to speak. Many say what they later wish they never said. No wonder King Solomon wrote that, “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19). Wild beasts and dangerous snakes have been tamed by man. Unfortunately some persons have taught their tongues to speak lies, and wearied themselves to commit iniquity (Jeremiah 9:5). Untamed tongues are controlled by the flesh and Satan.

It is very amazing to know that life is in the power of the tongue (1Peter 3:10). When we keep our tongues, we do ourselves much good as we can learn more in quietness. We learn a lot by listening to others instead of engaging in much talking that cause spiritual leakage. Speak only when it is necessary. Talk more to God than to people.

Taming the tongue involves salvation, sanctification and meditating on God’s word. Pray for a pure heart and the Holy Spirit will direct your speech.


Talk more to God than to people


 Tame your tongue by thinking before speaking.

Prayer for today

O God, help me to speak wisely in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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