Which is more beautiful? A person’s feet or their tongue?
“Well, that’s an unusual question,” you say as you picture pampered feet in a pair of pricey stilettos. Then you remember the rich tones of a Shakespearean actor or of your favorite singer, or the deep bass voice of your pastor reading the Word of God.
You conclude that the tongue seems more important at least. Also, you know in witnessing to others it is even essential to be prepared to know what to say.
However, God warns us in James 3: 8 – 11 that the tongue cannot be tamed by man. It is an undisciplined, restless evil, full of death-bringing poison. With it we bless God and with it we curse men who were made in God’s image! (From the Amplified version)
“Ouch!” you gasp. “How can I share about a holy God with a tongue like that?”
Before you throw your tongue out of your witnessing toolkit, look at what God says about the feet in Romans 10:15: “How beautiful are the feet of those that bring good news.” Romans 10 also explains the importance of speaking to people about God. The passage is more about our willingness than about our words.
What man cannot tame, God can use. He wants us to go and He wants to speak through us to people in need.