The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has the world buzzing on how to plug the leak. And, rightly so.
Some of us may be leaking from our inner man in much the same way. Our mouth is spouting out all kinds of harmful gases and showing just how defected our hearts and minds are. We have put our pipe line minds down deep in the oil wells of the heart and busy pumping out through our mouths for all its worth. The oil from the leak in the Gulf of Mexico has wrecked havoc on water, land and mammal. And, out mouths are havocking out humankind.
Do we know how to fix the leak? Yes, of course? Tame the tongue? (James 3:5-12) But, how? Let’s be as diligent as the engineers of the oil companies are in trying to stop this harmful leak that is destroying our souls, hearts and minds. We may be covered with black oil and blind from the guck. We have a blend of goo and muck. Plug the Leak for God’s Word says;
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 (N I V)