Restless Evil, Deadly Poison

The Brew Is A Musing

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My Musing – Our words come not just from our tongue.  They come from our pen and keyboard as well.  “The pen [tongue, keyboard] is mightier [deadlier] than the sword.” (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, from his play “Richelieu,” 1839).  Indeed.  Words carefully turned can prevent a war.  Carelessly or sinisterly used they can launch armies into battle.  They can soothe a broken heart or shatter one that was otherwise whole.  From the same tongue [pen, keyboard] come fostered friendships or fomenting enmity.  As James aptly put it, “my brothers, this should not be.

My Advice – We are all entitled to our opinions and points of view.  How we express them (say, pen or type) is entirely up to us.  But we should think about what we need to say (often what we need to say is quite different from what we want to say) and how we say it…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

3 thoughts on “Restless Evil, Deadly Poison”

  1. Funny, I was just having a shower and 1 Corinthians 13 came into my mind and I was mindful of how far short I come when we look at what true love is supposed to be like. And then your post on what we say or write and once again, I know I fall short. And it’s not just the words we use but also the motives behind the words we use. And then of course, there’s our heart. It’s been a rough couple of days and I have no delusions about how far I have yet to go. Forgiveness, grace and mercy are prominent words in my prayers and that’s not because I am a good person, it’s because I’m not, not in the big scheme of things. I thank you for your balanced reminders. I need them. Blessings Steve.


    1. I think often about the words I write. Who am I, after all, to be handing out advice? I am such a work in process myself, with a long way to go. So my musings are as much reminders to me as to anyone else. I just let others “listen in.” It’s not something I take lightly. I hope I am faithful to God’s Word.

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