I do not want to lecture you about this subject. I am "camping out in the valley" with God in various issues I have with my own tongue.
When I emerge from this one...... which I know would take some time.... as there may be people I need to ask forgiveness from, I will be able to open my mouth or write about it then. As of this time....... I've got my "little-poisonous-judgemental-tool-of the evil one" part surrendered before the Lord. Your prayers are most appreciated and necessary for the process I am submitting to.
Some references I am reading, which will help me through this:
Often the hostility in our hearts reveals itself through our words and actions. The word "tongue" is mentioned ninety-three times in the Bible, often referring to its destructive power:
The lash of the tongue (Job 5:21).
Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty (Job 15:5).
Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue (Job 20:12).
A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit (Proverbs 15:4).
Their tongue is a deadly arrow (Jeremiah 9:8).
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell (James 3:6).
No man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:8).
There is no amount of testimony I can offer, or write about that is of value, until my own tongue has been tamed by my Lord, repented upon, confessed, forgiven and cleansed. Forgive me, my dear sisters in Christ, for I am guilty of using my tongue in other forms other than praise, honour and glory of God..
Thank you and may in your prayers, you will include me, for divine intercession. AMEN