The Power of the Tongue: Fun and Fearful

By Carol McClain: @   carol   _mcclain

Tongue facts:

  1. It’s three inches long.
  2. Every 10-14 days your taste buds (up to 10K of them) die off and are replaced.
  3. God designed taste buds to keep us alive. Sour or bitter may indicate poison.
  4. Your tongue print is as unique as your fingerprint–so don’t lick your crime scene.
  5. Your tongue muscles are the only ones that work independently of your skeleton–and obviously, it often works independently of our brains.
  6. It is never bacteria-free. A millimeter of saliva contains 1,000,000 bacteria.
  7. Your tongue can get fat. If you eat too much, it shows on your tongue.
  8. It never tires. The tongue contains a lot of redundancy in its biology. When one muscle fatigues, another makes up the slack.
  9. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
  10. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. James 3:6

Life’s delights are contained in the tongue: eating great food or talking with good friends and our family. (Romance, too—but NEVER with family).

Likewise, it can destroy all that we hold dear. Guard your tongue. Don’t have a dragon-mouth spewing the fires of hell.

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