When talking about your tasteful tongue, we are not talking about your dental hygiene, but how you speak to people and treat them with your words.
Read James 3:2-10 – says that the tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life and set on fire by hell… tongue is a small member of the body, yet it boasts of great things….
Psalm 34:13 says: Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
A few tips:
1. Recognize that swearing does damage.
2. Think positively
3. Make your point politely
4. Stop complaining….
Just a few to start with…
The things we say or fail to save serve as a barometer of our Christian character, according to James.
O God, your word to us is the good news of Jesus Christ. Yet too often our words to others are not good news.
We use your gift of speech to boast or speak harshly or criticize.
Forgive us, O Lord, Help us to choose our words carefully and faithfully and to use them for good.
May our words be like fresh water from as spring that gives life, health and joy. Amen.