One of the seven ancient wise men of Greece was a man named a man named Bios. And the reason he was considered to be one of the most wise men in all Greece was the fact that one person on one occasion had sent him an animal as a gift with the instruction that he was to sacrifice the animal but that before he had sacrificed the animal he was to cut out the best and the worst part and send it back to the donor. He sent back the tongue. And as a result of that he was considered to be one of the wisest of men. The tongue is the best and the worst of you. It is the best and the worst of me in so many, many ways. -"The Speech of the New Man, Part 1"
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Best and Worse Part
In preparation for Sunday's sermon (on Colossians 4:2-6), I came across the following illustration from John MacArthur on the tongue.