Friday, March 1, 2013

Curses Or Praises?

woman with hands over mouth

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be."  James 3:9-10

The book of James is one of my favorites, because it is so full of wisdom.  Whenever I read it, a passage usually stands out and speaks to my heart about something I am going through, or some area I need to work on.  This past week it was the above verse.

While I don't actually curse men, I do sometimes get caught up in gossiping or talking about other's.  That is where this verse spoke to me.

Sisters, this should not be!

I have been pondering this in my heart, and praying over this area of my life.  I do not want this behavior to continue in myself.  I do not want my children listening to me speaking ill of others.  I should not be praising God for one thing, then turning around and using that same mouth to bring someone down.

This Should Not Be!

We need to be mindful of what we are saying.  We need to be a model  of what is right for our children.  It is so easy to join in on a conversation, only for that conversation to quickly go to a place we should not be part of. 

With the Lord's help, this is an area I will improve upon.  Won't you join me?



  1. Oh I so agree with you on this one. I used to "put my husband" down and complain about him until I realized too this was not right. As I stopped doing it - there didn't seem to be anything to complain about. Did I make it happen by complaining? MMM that might be a good post.
    Thanks for this,
    Dropping in from A Wise Woman.

  2. Very good post! I love the Book of James. I also love the study that Beth Moore has on it. Wow - opened up the book, person and truth of James for me.
    You're very right - it is simply so easy to fall into places of conversation or other things that we shouldn't. Thank goodness that God is faithful in that we are forgiven through Christ Jesus!
    I'm visiting by way of Sarah's Homemaking Link-Up (I'm #47) ... my ID takes you to another of my blogs.
    Enjoyed my visit! Thanks!

  3. PS Cute blog designs!

  4. Absolutely---thanks for the encouragement! Thanks, also, for linking up!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller


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