Your words are the Master Key to your life. If you can master your words, you can master your whole life.
1. The power of words. (James 3:2, 5)
Words have power not only over the hearer but over the speaker. (Proverbs 12:13)
Word have power to impart
Reckless words penetrate (Proverbs 12:18)
Created in God’s image: the use of words.
We all need a word from the outside AND we need to express ourselves.
Words reveal who you are. (James 3: 11,12)
You cannot know who you are by thinking alone.
Words direct you heart. (a bit, a rudder)
2. Using Words
Use words to confess and to make promises. (James 5:16)
3. Healing our Tongue. (v.26)
James is not referring to taming the tongue by self-control. (v. 8)
What heals your tongue is praising the Father.
Use the words God gave you to declare. (I Cor. 11:23 / 2 Cor 1:3,4)
Acts 2:4 Tongues of fire, touched by heaven
Matthew 16:23 A tongue touched by hell