James‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬-‭10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.

6 And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.

7 People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish,

8 but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.

9 Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.

10 And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!”

Your tongue and words corrupt your body. Be careful what you speak. God records everything. Then, when words are spoken, blessings or curses are released upon your life. And if you are in authority, your words produce life or death. Is a parent or spouse not one in authority?

Pastor Steve Kim