James 3:1-6 NIRV

Control What You Say

1 My brothers and sisters, most of you shouldn't want to be teachers. You know that those of us who teach will be held more accountable.

References for James 3:1

      2 All of us get tripped up in many ways. Suppose someone is never wrong in what he says. Then he is a perfect man. He is able to keep his whole body under control.
      3 We put a bit in the mouth of a horse to make it obey us. We can control the whole animal with it.
      4 And how about ships? They are very big. They are driven along by strong winds. But they are steered by a very small rudder. It makes them go where the captain wants to go.
      5 In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body. But it brags a lot. Think about how a small spark can set a big forest on fire.
      6 The tongue also is a fire. The tongue is the most evil part of the body. It pollutes the whole person. It sets a person's whole way of life on fire. And the tongue is set on fire by hell.