"...the tongue is a small part of the body but it makes great boast. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark."
This is so true. I can think of so many times that I have said something and it has exploded into something so huge. I've hurt people and made people not trust me, and I never even touched them. All the damage was done by simply opening my mouth and saying something hurtful with my tongue.
it also said"...the tongue is set on fire by hell." It is amazing to me how the devil can use such a small, seemingly unharmful thing against us, but he does.
One of the things that Ricky said was, "The majority of things on your tongue show the things that are on your heart."
...Here lately it seems that my heart has been full of anger and frustration because I know that these are the things that my tongue has been saying. I'm ready to let go of these things though and to give them to the Lord. My prayer is that my tongue will reflect a heart that is full of the joy and happiness that my Heavenly Father fills it with daily.