Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Flaming Fire

A Flaming Fire

by Seah Greenhorn
(Poem with copyright)

In this world
of pen and tongue
around the globe
wars lost or won.

Be them family
or close friends
love can cool;
as enemies

when words spew forth
without restraint
relationships crumble
as gossip taints.

Tame this tiny killer rudder?
Dam an ocean waves in motion.
Contain a blazing forest fire
scattering victims in commotion?

Yes, with effort ernest and desire

responsible and accountable
inspired--for which the haughty

Fail to aspire.

Curbed by a bridled tongue
of respect;
highstepping dishonor
by careful circumvent?

An honest try to squash a lie
or bragging sparks flung high

to die

before reputable damage does prevent
healthy relationships and joyful content

should be our endeavor
to our utmost extent.

Don't you agree?

False witness and slandering
against our brothers
invalidates our Creator's decree

for all to dwell together in unity.

Reviling and apostasy
cannot bubble forth consistently
with blessings spoken persistently
as sweet water with bitterness
to any degree.

So as teachers and instructors
we must concern
ourselves with truth taught.
Always our goal: To Earn
the approval
of The Highest.

Of Him
all must learn;

using the tongue
of the taught ones
and in wisdom discern

that words

venomously expressed
in hatred

do burn.

We are what we are, as the scriptures says 'by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned'. (Matthew 12v37)

In this contest I want you to look at the following scripture verses regarding the use of the tongue, choose one and write your masterpiece on it, bring out the importance of God's standard regarding our tongues.
state your chosen scripture text in your Author notes.

' Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.  For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.  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,[a] 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 blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.'  James 3v.1-10
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