Negative uses of the tongue

The way we use our tongue is vital to becoming the best Christian that we can be. Jesus knew how to talk to people. The Bible lists eleven ways that we can use our tongue and be wrong: Lying in Proverbs 12:22, cursing in Psalm 59:12, blasphemy in Matthew 12:31, guile or being deceitful in 1 Peter 2:1, flattering in Proverbs 26:28, gossip in Proverbs 25:23, silence in Matthew 28:19-20, talking too much in Proverbs 20:19, slander or the intent to hurt someone in Proverbs 10:18, complaining in Psalm 144:14, and a swift tongue in James 1:19. We need to pray daily that we will not use our tongue in these ways.