James 3: Taming the Tongue

“For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue.” (James 3: 7-8a, ESV)

We’re going to continue studying James together, and the focus of chapter 3 is on the tongue. James paints a graphic picture of the tongue for us.

It’s small but powerful, like the bit in a horse’s mouth, or like the rudder of a ship.

It’s deadly – like a fire that spreads and destroys everything in its path, and like the deadliest of poisons.

It’s untamable. Man might be able to tame lions and whales and every other beast, but he can’t tame to tongue.

It’s a true picture of what is in our heart.

God has lots to say to us through this short chapter of James. Man might not be able to bring his tongue under control, but God can.

Let’s do this together. Pray for a honest, teachable heart, brace yourself, and study this convicting, challenging chapter with me.

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3 thoughts on “James 3: Taming the Tongue”

  1. Christy Ryle says:

    Chapter 1 – Faith, Endurance, and Action

    Chapter 2- Demonstrate Love in Action to All People Equally

  2. Julia Snobelen says:

    Fyi – There doesn’t appear to be an option to leave comments at the end of each lesson.

    1. Pam Forster says:

      Oh dear! Thanks for letting us know, Julia! We’ve taken care of the problem!

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