Scripture :

James 3:4-5 

“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.”

Observation :

In James chapter three the author stresses the importance and alos danger of the words that we speak. The tongue is compared to the rudder of a great ship and a small fire that sets a forest ablaze. James writes “who can tame the tongue?”

Application :

How do I use my words throughout the day? The call of James is that though small, there is great power in the words that I choose. Today, I desire to build others up, speak truth, and surrender my tongue to what God would have me say because otherwise my words will always default to my flesh.

Prayer :

God help me today to be a light to people with my words. Help my tongue give life and speak meaning to others.