James 1:26 (NIV)
If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself and your religion is worthless. James 1:26
To this point, I’m sure we all get the message. Our tongue can bear fruit (life or death) but nowhere have we been instructed to curse or given the right to loosely say anything anyhow, especially to someone. The tongue, though tiny, sets us up for a lot more than speaking. James makes it clear that your religion will not save you if you possess an uncontrolled tongue because it’ll be like having a missile without a guided system. You might end up killing yourself in the process. The wisdom here is this, positive change in your own life can be achieved by speaking life to yourself, and making positive declarations over the dead situations.
Father let my understanding transcend religion and false doctrine. Help me Lord to cultivate self control so I can tame the impulses of my tongue.