My mother and I were talking the other day because she had been eating almonds and actually bit her tongue. She said it really hurts (silly mommy!) I’ve actually bitten mine a few times in my life and it certainly wasn’t pleasant.
It got me thinking: I would be foolish to physically bite my tongue on purpose because I would hurt myself. But you know I can really hurt myself by NOT figuratively biting my tongue when I should. I can hurt and damage my character, reputation, testimony and relationships. “Biting our tongues” may not always be pleasant for us and at times it is down right hard but by God’s grace we can do it!