Proverbs in 365 Devotions

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man plots evil,

and his speech is like a scorching fire. 

The Perfect Tongue

by Robin Aylor

Who walks on earth among mankind

With a worthless heart and wicked mind

Down deep degenerate, debunked, depraved

Sin soiled, skunky spoiled, uncoiled, smutty stained?


Who’s mission, purpose, hobby and craft

Has the drive of a pyromaniac?

Burning bridges, sticks, boats and bricks

Rejoicing, redeeming, and relationships


To tame beast or bird, reptile or sea creature, 

Might provide quite a challenge and yet it's been done

But to housebreak this person would be no ones leisure

At the end call a surgeon to cut out their tongue 


Still the poison that flows from that burning flame

Must find its way out of a heart unrestrained

Though it cannot be ruled over, subdued or contained

Listen! Come closer, closer, closer; THEY CAN BE CHANGED!!!


The Word became flesh and dwelt among men

With no deceit in his mouth he committed no sin

Yet was paid the wages for the worthless mans offense

So that all who believe will be born again


A new creation in Spirit includes heart, mouth and tongue

New words to sing, legs to dance and to run

No more hurling loud curses to a world all ablaze

Now we share his love, glory and power to save


James 3:5 …How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.