Friday, March 18, 2011

How Josiah Tames His Tongue

I shot this quick video of Josiah at the end of supper time. He was playing with his skewers and told me he was "taming his tongue". I thought it was so cute that I had to share.

This is one of my favorite verses and one I should read more often.

James 3: 3-11
"When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example, Although they are so large and driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

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. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water."

Have a great weekend, everyone!

God Bless,
Jackie

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Those are beautiful verses and some I need to keep in mind, too! I couldn't watch the video because I have dial-up, but I bet it was cute!

Grandma Becky said...

I love the verses you shared. They are one of my many favorites. I have bit my tongue many times to not say something...and loved the video of Josiah..too cute. I love your new header photo with the children, so cute. Have a great weekend too ,my friend!

Catherine said...

That was cute, Jackie, thanks for the reminder!

Sarah said...

Hehe what a great video Jackie! You should pull that one out to show him again when he is older!

His bondservant said...

What a great video! And what a great lesson for all of us to remember to tame our tongue!

The Real Me! said...

He's so cute. Can I borrow a metal chopstick? LOL!
Loved the verses to go along with it.

Have a blessed day.
Kim

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