My goal is perfection. It makes no sense to strive for anything less. I believe that the Bible challenges me to set perfection as my goal. A goal that is obtained by being in control of my tongue. When I control my tongue, then everything else, my entire nature, falls in line.
Proverbs is one of my all time favorite books in the Old Testament. It is a chapter from Proverbs we read every Sunday for our family prayer. (For more about our family's weekly prayer time, here are 7 Simple Things We Do for Family Prayer)
The book of James is considered the Proverbs of the New Testament. It drops little droplets of wisdom. Little phrases come with colossal impressions regarding mercy, doubt, trials, the Bible, your tongue, and much more.
If 24 words of blessing upon a woman whose womb could birth a powerful nation still in existence today, how much more could the words you speak over your loved ones, co-workers, or even complete strangers, could alter their future? Maybe even generations upon generations after them?