What is the strongest muscle in the human body? Some say the tongue, but it’s hard to determine which muscle is the most powerful because muscles don’t work alone.
You and I do know that the tongue is strong. For a small muscle, it can do a lot of damage. This active little muscle organ that helps us eat, swallow, taste, and begin our digestion has a tendency to also assist us in saying things we shouldn’t. The tongue is guilty of flattery, cursing, lying, boasting, and harming others.
It sounds like a dangerous muscle, doesn’t it? Here is the good thing:
It doesn’t have to be that way.
1. When You and I are controlled by the Holy Spirit, our tongue can be turned to great good.
2. You and I can speak of Gods righteousness:
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
I John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
I John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The writer of Proverbs 12:18 spells out one of the best uses of the tongue:
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Many proverbs praise people who speak carefully and truthfully. Speech reflects a person’s character. The words of a righteous person are faithful and true and soothe the listener.
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Imagine how you and I could GLORIFY the One who made our tongues when He helps us use it to bring healing, not harm to every one we talk to.
Lord, please guard each word we say so we reflect You and Your love. Help our tongues speak words of healing and not harm.