A TV chef remarked that he sharpened his knives before lunch and then again before dinner, because overuse dulls the blade. Over time, the sharpening actually narrows the steel blade so much that it is rendered useless.
Too many of us are known for our sharp tongues.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent’s; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (Proverbs 140:3 AMP)
Our only hope is that over time, repeated sharpening will narrow those same tongues to the point of useless in the field of cutting remarks.
Prayer- Lord, may our tongues grow narrower in sharp retorts and comments and eventually fade away into nothing but kindnesses. In Christ, who is kindness personified. Amen.