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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


JAMES 3:2-5

2We all stumbled in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

3: 2-3   What we say and what we don’t say are both important. To control our speech, we must not only say the right words at the right time but also rein in our desire to say what we shouldn’t. Examples of the sins of an untamed tongue include gossiping, insulting, belittling, bragging, manipulating, teaching what is false, exaggerating, complaining, flattering, and lying. Pause before you speak to ask yourself, Is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure you keep your speech in line with GODS will and don't let todays situations or circumstances make you stumble in your walk with JESUS!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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