If you have attended a large scale circus, you know that one of the featured acts, is the lion tamer.
The growling and roaring of the lions would make anyone tense up, and be possibly killed, if they were in the same cage as the wild animal.
Yet, with verbal commands, a whip and a chair, the ferocious felines can be trained to do any number of tricks.
So, if a man eating lion or tiger can be trained…
…why can we not train something as small as our tongue?
It also growls and creates havoc.
It can also make people tense up and can kill.
It’s roar can be heard for many miles and worldwide within minutes now, with the increased advance of technology.
Isn’t it funny, and certainly interesting, how the tongue lives in darkness and is still able to speak life?
And so often, we speak with dry and harsh words, from something that is soft and wet.
“This should not be.”, as James wrote, later in Chapter Three.
Any of us, all of us, I, need to better train the most dangerous part of our body.
It can be a killer.
“Men have trained, or can train, every kind of animal or bird that lives and every kind of reptile and fish, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is always ready to pour out it’s deadly poison.” James 3:7 (TLB)