Finishing up our mini-series on watching what we say and how we say it by taking a look at what James has to say about the topic in James 3:8-12:

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

As momma always said, “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”


The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jas 3:8–12). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.