I attended our church’s Ladies Bible Class this morning, and I’m excited about this study and the chance to connect with RE women! Our study for this semester is:
The verse that stuck out to me today was James 3:1-6:
“Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”
Today’s lessons was very powerful and convicting! I can think of way too many times that a small careless word uttered from my mouth has created a fire instead of a calming presence. Especially words spoken to family members.
God, help me to control my tongue, and help my words to be in alignment with you!
Like I said, I’m looking forward to this study and the things I learn from it!