Thursday, 26 April 2012

Gifts: One Of The Most Ignored Gifts

Click to enlarge image -  the tongue
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without the tongue? The tongue is one of the smallest members of the body, yet it is one of the most indispensable. The tongue is a movable organ in the floor of the mouth in humans and most vertebrates, functioning in eating, tasting, and, in humans, in speaking. Without the tongue mastication of food would not be possible.  It is the primary organ of taste and serves as a natural means of cleaning ones teeth.

Many infections are usually found on or under the tongue. It is a good indicator of good health. Because of the thousands of taste buds in our mouth, and thousands on our tongue we are able to determine whether our food is salt and sweet, sour or bitter.  Of all the senses taste is the weakest of the five senses.

 We have all been given the gift of speech with the exception of a few. How wonderful it would be if we all could pattern Our Lord in our speech.  Unfortunately among the many gifts that we have received, among these gifts the talent of speech is ranked among one of the highest gift and one of the most misused gifts. Only through the help of Christ will we be able to bridle the tongue. James 3:13 “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.” Here James state that we are lying against the truth when we claim to believe the truth yet we surmise evil, we are unforgiving, impatient claiming to believe the truth while our words and our deportment represent not Christ but satan.

As we see and experience the misuse of this precious gift may we strive to improve on it. May we recognize  we have a resposibilty to allow the Lord to control our total being so that we can bless others through our words. 

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:5-8

If we surrender our life to Christ He is able to help us, so today why not trust God to help you to wisely use this gift to His honour and glory.

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