Here’s part two of our series on the power of words and the importance of speaking them wisely and with the right heart. This is a 3 part series in our journey through the book of James. This weeks verses are found in James 3:3-6,
3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jas 3:3–6). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.