Monday, January 5, 2009

Can You Tame Your Tongue?

"The boneless tongue, so small and weak,
Can crush and kill", declared the Greek.
The Persian proverbs, wisely saith
"A lengthy tongue, an earthly death."
Sometimes it takes this form instead:
"Don't let your tongue cut off your head."
While Arab sages this impart:
"The tongue's great storehouse is the heart."
From Hebrew wit, the maxim's sprang:
"Though feet should slip, don't let the tongue."
A verse from scripture, crown the whole:
"Who keep the tongue, doth keep his soul."
(quote from Anonymous)

"He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from the Calamity." Proverbs 21:23 NIV

9 comments:

Deare Diary said...

Hi Grace,
Cute and true post. God, help us to use our tongue to glorify you and not to tear others down.
Love ya,
Judy

MAMACRAFTY said...

Love the post! about the tongue!~!
I haven't heard of any craft shows. Let me know if you enter one!

Chris Bowers said...

Great Post!

indra putu achyar said...

wooow nice image...
thanks for your comment...
have a nice day friend...

Susan said...

Good to hear from you.Thank you for the wedding congratulations for my daughter.Have a great day and God Bless.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Great post Grace! This is an on going battle of the tongue. I pray daily for a soft tongue. It is so easy to cut a person down in such a short second or less with the lash of the tongue.

niar said...

hi Grace, it is true that we have to keep our tongue. Tongue is something that decide the good or bad of our self and life. and decide our future life too

Chopper Wallpaper said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

tikno said...

Love the proverb.
Another proverb says "tongue is more sharp than knife"