When I was a fire in the night intern I studied the book of James like a madman. I spent the last month of my track one mulling over five tiny chapters. James is the book of the Christian life. He hammers it home on what it means to practice our Christian faith. Last week I was reading and I noticed three things in James chapter 3. James talks about the tongue in this chapter.
Jas. 3:6 says the tongue is ‘a world of unrighteousness.’ When I think of the world I think of chaos, I think of billions of people who are all different crashing into each other.
Jas. 3:8 says that ‘no human being can tame the tongue.’
Jas. 3:9 says that ‘we bless the Lord and we curse people made in God’s image.’
James is emphasizing that our speech is very powerful, our speech can bring life or death to someone.
Conclusion: Spend a day thinking about what is really coming out of your mouth, think about the words you choose to use and don’t use.
God give us grace to speak life to one another.