The Power of the Tongue
Consider which sinful communication patterns may be present in your life—gossip, talking about (not talking to), withholding honesty, or flattery. What do these patterns reveal about your faith? Your fears?
Reflect on who has spoken words of life to you. What did they say, and how did it impact you? What does it look like for you to speak words of life to others?
There is a connection between how we manage our tongues and our whole lives. Either we master our tongues, or they master us.
Those with influence and leadership represent God’s authority. Therefore, their sins are judged more strictly.
A tongue unmanaged can destroy your life. However, there is a power from heaven that can invade our souls and reverse this reality.
A willingness to manage our words can also shape our hearts and bring us in line with the truth.
Words can bring life or death. As followers of Jesus, we want to be a people marked by words of life.
Scripture: James 3:1-12