What James Says about Taming the Tongue
With our tongues, we can speak truth or we can speak lies. We can build people up or we can tear them down. Sometimes we say the wrong thing. Or we fail to say the right thing.
Everyone has experienced times when they’ve said something they didn’t mean to. When the words came out before they decided if they should say them. Sometimes it can even feel as if our mouths aren’t really under our control, like our tongues are separate from our bodies.
But the reality is, the words on our tongues come from the overflow of our hearts (Matthew 12:34).
It’s easy to shrug away slips of the tongue. They’re simply part of being human. But as Christians, we should always care about what we say—even when it’s unintentional. We’re representatives of Christ and vessels for his transforming…