First Fifteen

Proper Speech--The Tongue (James 3:1-12)

November 11, 2020 Ron Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 11
First Fifteen
Proper Speech--The Tongue (James 3:1-12)
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First Fifteen
Proper Speech--The Tongue (James 3:1-12)
Nov 11, 2020 Season 4 Episode 11
Ron Oltmanns

The tongue is a unique muscle of the body, loose and unattached at one end. James says our basic failure to control our tongue is the main cause of so much harm in the world.  James 3:1-12 addresses proper speech by focusing on the tongue, and James uses many word pictures in just a few verses to teach a series of truths about our speech.   

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We continue praying through James, a letter filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  One of the thematic verses in James is 1:19 - we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  James talked about how we listen in chs. 1-2.  Now he turns to how we speak in ch. 3.

In just 12 verses, James uses no fewer than five word pictures for our speech (he refers to it as our tongue).  They come fast and furious, so it pays to slow down and meditate on one at a time.  Here are some metaphors for the tongue that I noticed: bit and bridle, rudder,  fire, poison, a spring of fresh water, a source of bitter/brackish or salt water.  I encourage you to pick one of those to meditate on and let God teach you about how to control your tongue and use your speech for good. 

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .  Go ahead and get started listening and follow/subscribe to this podcast to hear more from God's word.   You can also find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

We have a course on Philemon and Colossians for in-depth Bible study called "Christ Supreme".  If you are interested in going deeper, check out the links on our website or the Facebook page.

 Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)

Show Notes

The tongue is a unique muscle of the body, loose and unattached at one end. James says our basic failure to control our tongue is the main cause of so much harm in the world.  James 3:1-12 addresses proper speech by focusing on the tongue, and James uses many word pictures in just a few verses to teach a series of truths about our speech.   

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We continue praying through James, a letter filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  One of the thematic verses in James is 1:19 - we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  James talked about how we listen in chs. 1-2.  Now he turns to how we speak in ch. 3.

In just 12 verses, James uses no fewer than five word pictures for our speech (he refers to it as our tongue).  They come fast and furious, so it pays to slow down and meditate on one at a time.  Here are some metaphors for the tongue that I noticed: bit and bridle, rudder,  fire, poison, a spring of fresh water, a source of bitter/brackish or salt water.  I encourage you to pick one of those to meditate on and let God teach you about how to control your tongue and use your speech for good. 

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .  Go ahead and get started listening and follow/subscribe to this podcast to hear more from God's word.   You can also find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

We have a course on Philemon and Colossians for in-depth Bible study called "Christ Supreme".  If you are interested in going deeper, check out the links on our website or the Facebook page.

 Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)