It almost takes your breath away when you realize the tremendous power of the tongue. It can do things that are dastardly, destructive, degrading, and distressing. The tongue can lie. It can accuse. It can exaggerate. It can curse. It can deprave. It can slander. It can gossip. It's the match that lights the fire!
But when the tongue is under Christ's control, it is mindboggling what it can do to the contrary. It can encourage. It can tell the truth. It can bless. It can speak love. It can bring hope! And the highest, most noble thing the tongue can do: it can praise Almighty God and proclaim redemption in Jesus Christ. This little body part that has the power to be so destructive when out of control, when under control has the power and the privilege of praising, adoring, exalting, and making known the living God.