The tongue…

October 22, 2008

This video was made by Desiring God and shown at their national conference this year. The theme of the conference was “The Power of Words and the Wonder of God”.

James 3:5-12: …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… 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.”                  

HT: Justin Taylor

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