Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Strongest Muscle

The Strongest Muscle in Our Body
Believe it or not the strongest muscle in our bodies is probably one of the smallest! In fact it is probably exercised more than our hearts, which as you know needs to keep beating to keep us alive.
This muscle is so strong it is capable of destroying people with one strike!
It can destroy an entire nation. Daily, it can cause havoc over anyone that is near and can cause a domino effect that is far reaching.
The damage this muscle causes can be so devastating, that what it destroys can never be repaired or rebuilt. Literally, this muscle has destroyed homes, lives, relationships and much more than one can imagine.
We have sent men and women to space, we have been to the moon and back and the medical breakthroughs in this century alone are staggering! We have weaponry that can be turned off and on with a flip of a switch. Computers that match human intelligence, yet we have never been able to control this small instrument of destruction.
What is this muscle and where is it located? Between our jaws lies the strongest and fiercest muscle in the world. Its name is the TONGUE!
The book of James says this about our tongues: “if we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also; though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire. And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. 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. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue, it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessings and cursing.” James 3: 3-10 (ESV)
The lesson to be learned is that we must be very careful as to how we use this muscle.  Let us all weigh our words wisely and be an imitator of Christ, walking and talking in love in the same manner that He did!
Ken Maes
Taken from my Journal Entry 10/19/2001

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