Sticks and stones

I'm honestly not much of a farmer. Or rancher. Or anything agriculturally related. So I've never milked a cow, or goat, or plowed a field, or even shucked corn (until Sunday afternoon). But I have ridden a horse and been on a boat, so when James talks about horses and boats, I get it.

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
-James 3:3-5 ESV

What we say often directs how we are perceived. It's amazing how something as small as our tongue can do so much damage. It can easily ruin a person's day, or build someone up.

The rudder is a very important in a ship. As small as it is, it dictates where the ship will go. The entire ship and all it's parts! Our tongue is a powerful little weapon.

Last week we talked about beliefs and actions, this week it's about words. Watch what you say. Facebook and twitter can be powerful tools to show people Jesus, or a tool bent on destroying your testimony. Be careful.

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