Breaktime Bible Study: The Words of Others

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But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing. Psalm 35:15

Read Today’s Breaktime

How did David’s enemies treat Him?

Again they used words to slander David

Read James

When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.  Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. James 3:-8

How does James describe our tongue?

How would James describe your tongue?

What would your best friend say about your words?

What can you say today to value others with our words?

Pray for your words.