Sweet Sunday Scripture~ Ouch!!!

“…but no man can tame the tongue.
It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

With it we bless our Lord and Father,
and with it we curse men who are made in God’s likeness.

Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing.
My brothers, these things should not be this way.”

James 3:8-10

These “stepping-on-my-toes-verses” are from our Sunday School lesson this morning. Ouch! and, Holy Spirit~ Please help me in this area!!!

Blessings to each of you on this Lord’s day… Jennifer

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  1. Kim@Seasons of My Heart says:

    Thanks so much friend…for sharing these scriptures…what a GREAT reminder to ALL of us…

    Have a BLESSED week my friend.

  2. So much good or damage can be done with the tongue. Thanks for the reminder Jennifer.

  3. Yet another reminder for me to be slow to speak and abounding in love. I always enjoy reading your Sunday Posts.

  4. Scriptures that challenge my flesh are the best. Often I pray, Lord confront, challenge and CHANGE me. I need His encouragement but I also need Him to discipline me so that I will be all that He wants me to be. It doesn't always feel GOOD that's for sure but the pruning is necessary to bring HIM glory.

    I love you dear sister. Have I told you that your face makes me smile? Your love for Jesus and your family is an encouragement to me.

  5. God Bless you too sister!! I have been asking God lately to please let the words coming out of my mouth be acceptable to Him!!
    Love Lilly