January 16, 2014

“Love is Patient”

Watch Your Tongue - Proverbs 15:1-7

As you read this, we are getting ready for a spring concert with the Christian band, Hawk Nelson. Their popular song tells it best concerning our tongues:

Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

We have all said something we later regretted, something that cost us a relationship or dampened someone's spirit. The tongue is a powerful thing, displaying great beauty as well as showing the depths of ugliness. 15:4 reminds us of the power of the tongue. As you encounter friends, family and co-workers, ask the Lord to give you the discipline to be slow to speak, exercising a patient love.