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“AN INSTRUCTED TONGUE”

SCRIPTURE READING: James 3:2-12
MEMORY VERSE:
The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary – Isaiah 50:4
People often say that the tongue does not rot – meaning; a man’s sayings outlive him even after his death.
The tongue, according to Apostle James, is the smallest part of man but cannot be controlled easily. In the same way, when the tongue speaks of the good virtues and ideals of life it becomes difficult to be controlled.
The Prophet Isaiah says the sovereign Lord has given him an instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary. An instructed tongue is an inspired tongue under the Spirit’s leading and direction.
The passage shows that when you speak with an instructed tongue it gives you a word that assures and sustains the troubled person.
People often rush to encourage or answer those who ask for such assistance. However, the secret is in you receiving an instructed tongue that has the power to sustain the weary and to lift up the downhearted person.
 
Today, ask the sovereign Lord to give you an instructed tongue to answer anyone who seeks your counsel or opinion on anything.
FOR MEDITATION:
• Do I just speak anyhow?
• Do I talk more than I listen?
PRAYER:
Lord, please grant me a listening ear and the tongue to speak that which is acceptable in thy sight.
THOUGHT:
Is my tongue seasoned with salt?
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