The Tongue

Among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness. (The Bible)

The writer continues, “It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself” (James 3:6). Earlier James wrote: “If we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way” (v. 2). In a time when hatred and biased speech seem to come from everywhere, it’s good to recognize that a civil tongue can overcome much hatred.

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life (Proverbs 15:4).