“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom, one helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.”.
“The tongue, not one of mankind can get it tamed.An unruly injurious thing, it is full of death-dealing poison.”
“The tongue is a little member yet makes big brags. Look! How little a fire it takes to set so great a woodland on fire! Well, the tongue is a fire.”
What we say can have very serious and far- reaching repercussions. The tongue can heal and it can kill. However sometimes it’s not what is said but how it is said or to whom it is said. Be that as it may we need to watch how we talk.
Don’t say it if:
- It is a lie.
- It is unkind.
- It is slanderous or maligning.
- It will hurt.
- It will come back to haunt you.
The problem is that sometimes we are ignorant as to the effect what we say can have. So let us exercise great care in our speech. We definitely can’t tame it but we ought to try and control it.
” The true measure of loving God is to love him without measure.”
Knowledge gives LOVE right direction.
The Greeks used different words for Love to indicate the kind of Love to which they refer.
Agape’- Love based on principle. Known only from the actions it prompts.
Philia- Tender affection; friendship
Storge- Love for family
Eros- Romantic Love
LOVE- agape’ must be directed first to God above all others otherwise it will misdirected and even lead into worship of a creature or thing.
LOVE should reflect the total inner person, the emotions and the mind. Yes ,the brain has to be engaged.
The Bible’s definition of Love as recorded at 1 Corinthians 13 v 4-8, has proved to be timeless, tried and tested.
Indeed Love is not jealous. Neither does it Brag.
It bears all things, believes all things and hopes all things. Love never fails.