Taming the Tongue
James wants to help us tame the tongue. It’s true that we don’t take this one all that seriously, but we’ve all experienced the sting of the tongue as we were growing up, and even as adults. We all know what it is to bear the brunt of rumors or misrepresentations or words spoken in anger. And just as likely we know what it is to watch our words bring pain to another, intentional or not. We must be even more vigilant in how we present God and what words we are wanting to put in the mouths of those who worship with us this day.