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When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. James 3:3
Or 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. James 3:4
James 3:5-6 Likewise 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… The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. James 3:7-10 What type of tongue do you have? Mark 6:6b-34
Never speak concerning what you are ignorant of; speak little of what you know; and whether you speak or say not a word, do it with judgement.
What type of tongue do you have? 1. Conniving Tongue Four Speech Patterns described in Proverbs: Two to Avoid: Proverbs 26:24-25 A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbours deceit. Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart. Proverbs 25:23 As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.
What type of tongue do you have? 1. Conniving Tongue Four Speech Patterns described in Proverbs: Two to Avoid: 2. Careless Tongue Proverbs 20:19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 17:14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
What type of tongue do you have? 1. Conniving Tongue Four Speech Patterns described in Proverbs: Two to Avoid: 2. Careless Tongue Two to Emulate: 1. Controlled Tongue Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. James 3:2b If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.
What type of tongue do you have? 1. Conniving Tongue Four Speech Patterns described in Proverbs: Two to Avoid: 2. Careless Tongue Two to Emulate: 1. Controlled Tongue 2. Caring Tongue Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 10:11a The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life