8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
James 3:8-11 KJV
It’s easier for man to tame a rock
Than teach his tongue to stop its reckless ways.
A stone can learn to sit and stay and balk,
But not the tongue; it runs for days and days.
How many times have words jumped from your mouth
That you regret the instant it is done?
A friendly conversation’s headed south
With just an unplanned phrase or bawdy pun.
If you can hesitate to choose your words,
The tongue might find some worse to say instead.
Best cut it out and feed it to the birds
Or keep a clean, blank slate within your head.
The mind of Christ is possible to gain:
It takes complete surrender to attain.