You Can Control Your Speech

“If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless”

James 1:26

Ponder This

We must watch what we say because one word builds upon another, and it can get worse—you’ll have the snowball effect.

You say, “Well, I can't control it.” You're a liar. You can control it, and I can prove it. For example, sometimes a husband and wife are just snarling, fighting, snapping down each other’s throat when right then the phone rings. They answer so sweetly, “H-e-l-l-o.”

You can control it. And you'd better learn to control it. If you don't, you're going to be out of control.

Practice This

This week, memorize Proverbs 29:20: “Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”