The taste of poisoned fruit

“The tongue is a restless evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8)

The very first sin after the Fall was a sin of speech: “The man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate'” (Gen. 3:12). Adam bit the fruit and tasted the juice and afterward opened his mouth, and what came out was a string of excuses. He blamed his wife and ultimately blamed God for his own failure. These words, and all sinful speech to follow in human history, are the tongue’s taste of poisoned fruit.

Published by

Evan May

Crucified with Christ, husband to Rebekah, pastor at LCC, graduate of RTS, lover of literature.

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s