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>“When discipline of the tongue is practiced…each individual will…cease from constantly scrutinizing the other person, judging him, condemning him, putting him in his particular place where he can gain ascendancy over him and thus doing violence to him as a person.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

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  1. >well said gunny, and nice post sir,I thought of that passage in James when I read hat. However, there are abundant passages in Proverbs that speak directly about the issues of both the heart and the tongue. I have those 3 monkeys on my desk, “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” The first 2 are tough enough, but the last one, whew… I don’t think I can get past 1 day without wishing I could take something back that was spoken through my pie hole. “Oh Lord, help me by Your Spirit to bridle my tongue. Help me to bear that righteous fruit from my lips in order to bless and encourage others, that You may receive the praise!

    Posted by hylander | September 27, 2007, 3:45 am
  2. >Amen. Great quote from our Deutsch brother. If only we saw more of this happening in the body of Christ …

    Posted by GUNNY | September 25, 2007, 8:03 pm

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