Taming the Tongue

Yesterday I decided to take a break from our study through the book of Romans. Though it's essential to study the good theological issues of the New Testament, it's also good to look at the practical stuff. So we looked at James 3, a powerful warning about the power of speech. As believers, we should avoid gossip, bad language, untruthful speech and even excessive speech. James says that the person who tames his own tongue has achieved perfection.

Psalm 134:3 says 'Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.'