Beware of the Unbridled Tongue
Scripture: James 3:1–3:12
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
- James begins chapter 3 with a warning to teachers. Who is James talking about and what is it that teachers need to be aware of?
- In James 3:2-8, we are taught that the things we communicate have power out of proportion to their seemingly small and fleeting nature. Have you found that to be true in your life? What are some examples of this you can share?
- In James 3:9-12, we see the destructive potential of the tongue's power. In verse 10, he concludes that "these things ought not to be so." What are destructive words a symptom of? (read Matthew 15:18-19) How can our hearts change so that our words will build up instead of tear down?