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