A little member but a powerful destroyer.
Tongue is product of your reasoning.
It is the trigger of your boastful spirit.
It launches the destructive missile of your mind.
Plant does not bear two different fruits,
But tongue bears both good and evil fruits.
Tongue brings forth guile and honey together.
The tongue can build and can tear down.
Good proceeds out of man’s tongue.
Word of peace that soothes the heart.
Word of praises that appreciates the Creator.
Word of grace that is seasoned with salt.
Evil proceeds out of man’s tongue.
Word of war that destroys the soul.
Word of hate that sows seed of discord.
Word of curse that demolishes generation.
Difficult to control but still subjects to man.
Let not your tongue run to bring your ruin.
Tame your tongue to pray and praise.
Culture your tongue to counsel in grace.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. (James 3:5-6)
By Michael A. Eleyinafe, 2008