“Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”
Oftentimes small and seemingly insignificant things have great power. Bits and helms are great examples. The tongue is the same. Though small, it has immense power to influence, tear down and build up.
Lord, please give me wisdom to know how to control my tongue. Teach me to use it to build up others, preach Your gospel, and glorify Your name.