FROM THE PULPIT: Daily ways to focus on your relationship with God

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 02:03 PM.

This mindset goes against God’s desire for us to be mindful of other people. It negates treating others with the same kind of respect we would hope to receive in return.

Remember, it is not God who has softened the warning system. It is we who are becoming calloused to its warnings and necessities.

“Therefore I do my best always to have a clear conscience toward God and all people.” — Acts 24:15

Day Three

The tongue doesn’t weigh much, but it carries great weight. It takes great strength to hold your tongue. I have seen people turn red in the face while holding it. And when it is not held in the heat of an emotional struggle or argument, it will do great damage. It may cause irreparable harm.

Do your utmost to bridle your tongue. Do your utmost to not brag and boast in order to make yourself look fantastic in the eyes of others. Such unbridled words may have serious unintended consequences.

“So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire!” — James 3:5

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