Taming the Tongue

Everyday, you and I speak thousands of words. Some are carefully planned and selected; others are spoken impulsively. Some are spoken quietly; others are spoken with more volume. Some of our words are spoken with the desire to help and encourage; some with the motivation to hurt, belittle, and retaliate. However, most of our words are spoken with little, if any, thought about how they will affect others. James speaks to us about the importance of every word we speak. For each word will make an impact – both on God who records, evaluates and will judge every spoken word and on those who hear our words. The truth is that what we say matters, to God and to the effect we have on other people.  What are you saying? 

  • James 3:1-12
  • Matthew 12:36-37
  • Matthew 12:34
  • Jeremiah 17:9
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Psalm 141:3