I. How Our Tongue Tames Us. I. How Our Tongue Tames Us. Invites Judgment- James 3:1-2 Directs Our Lives- James 3:3-4 Spreads and Destroys- James 3:5-6 Overtakes and Kills- James 3:7-8 Makes Us A Hypocrite- James 3:9-10. II. Why Our Tongue Tames Us.
1. Self Evaluation
13 Who is wise and understanding among you?
By his good conduct let him show hisworks in the meekness of wisdom.
14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder
and every vile practice.
16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
T- Talk Less.
Isaiah 32:17- And the effect of righteousness will be peace and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
A- Acquire Wisdom
James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
M- Make Peace
James 3:18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
E- Exchange Cursing For Blessing
James 3:10- From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,these things ought not to be so.