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Week 6 - Day 5

Reread James 3:1-12.

1. James says that we must use self-control over our tongues (3:2, 8). Let’s look at some other verses that deal with self-control. Write down your insights from each verse.
a. 1 Cor. 9:24-25
b. Gal. 5:22-23
c. 2 Tim. 1:7
d. 2 Tim. 3:1-3
e. 2 Peter 1:5-6

2. From the verses in the previous question, what would you say is the key to developing self-control in the area of the tongue? On what do you base that?

Stronger Jeans (optional): Use your study tools or a topical index or Bible to find verses that deal with the positive ways to use your tongue.

3. Sharing Question: What is the primary message that God has given you this week about your own life? Share one thing that you intend to change about your words or your dependence on God.

4. Responding to God: Write a prayer or poem committing to that one thing that you shared in the sharing question.

3 comments:

Twisting His Arm said...

I have a bit of a potty mouth. I don't normally direct the bad language to a person, but I use curse words to add emphasis to the point I am making. I need to look back into my vocabulary and find other words that work just as well. When I hear another person cursing I notice how ugly it looks and I don't want to be like that. Plus, I have a baby now and I don't want him to pick up on my bad habits.

Sohl Gal said...

I have a short temper when it comes to my son. I want to uplift him, and encourage him, and my words are often the cause of just the opposite. God has convicted me on this, and I'm working hard to change my words so they propel him, support him, and show him my love and God's love.

jjdsc said...

I just need to stop saying all that comes into my mind especially if it's critical and not edifying.