The Quick, Sharp and Ignorant Tongue

The Quick, Sharp and Ignorant Tongue

James 3:3-5

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.  Look at the ships also:  though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.  So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

A previous post about the book of James (Shut Up and Listen) dealt with the subject of the unbridled tongue and its consequences.  I cited James 1:19-20 where James tells the followers to shut up and listen, think before you speak.  For a quick retort can lead to anger and anger does not produce righteousness.

James goes on to speak of the problems of a swift and sharp tongue. Continue reading

The Quick, Sharp and Ignorant Tongue

The Quick, Sharp and Ignorant Tongue

James 3:3-5

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.  Look at the ships also:  though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.  So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

A previous post about the book of James (Shut Up and Listen) dealt with the subject of the unbridled tongue and its consequences.  I cited James 1:19-20 where James tells the followers to shut up and listen, think before you speak.  For a quick retort can lead to anger and anger does not produce righteousness.

James goes on to speak of the problems of a swift and sharp tongue. Continue reading