James 3:1-3 (niv)
¹Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. ²We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. ³When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. ⁴Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
The greatest of things appear to be the most restrained, and many cannot see this. A stallion in all its grandeur has bits that are used to direct its path, a ship has a radar.
a system for detecting the presence, direction, distance, and speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects, by sending out pulses of radio waves which are reflected off the object back to the source.
Many have desired greatness and perfection, I really believe that the greatest of things must have great restraint. When you encounter one that appears great and has no restraint, that one will have no honour and ultimately may loose the rewards of greatness.
The tongue boasts of the greatest things but a simple wound/ulcer with drop the amount of words spoken, have you found one in a sick bed, their tongue would hardly speak nor desire choice foods.
Mathew 12:34 niv
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
The reality of things is that any animal can be domesticated, otherwise they are referred to as wild, any ship can loose its way except for a properly functional radar.
The tongue is not really at fault, much as all false evidence can be gathered against it. We all run the risk of hearing words and miss what the heart of men is really saying.
How beautiful it is to hear beyond facevalue.
⁹The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ¹⁰I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ¹²As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
The Partridge is a bird that is used symbolise Jesus the son of God, how painful it is when we dare to crucify Him afresh, verse 12 above talk of not hatching eggs that have been fully incubated and niv version talks of hatching eggs that the incubator did not lay, such is the great and perfect being that knows not to be tame themselves, that knows not to be humble, in the end honour shall evade them and crush their Soul.
Arise in humility and your works, Your words will testify of You, even God in whom all things consist will search not your tongue but your heart and present you deserving of your befitting reward and undeserved gifts. ( a vontrary reward is earned by a lack of uprightness)
We are the pilot, Sailor, let us grow into perfection daily, speak words from a perfect heart.
I have set my mind unto perfection,
I will humble myself before God and present His heart toall in graced words that souls may be called to remembrance and manifest His works.
My tongue is gentle reflecting my heart.
I’m am peaceful and as such I present my heart.
I am the best of God.
¹²Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, ¹³but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. ¹⁴And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. ¹⁵“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—