Note: This post is part of the James challenge where I encouraged everyone to read through the book of James (chapter per day) and to summarize each chapter in their own words and then give themselves a personal application step for the day. To follow is what I put. Please feel free to comment with your own summary and application point as well.
7-8-09 James Chapter 3
1. The little things usually make the biggest difference. James says it’s no different with the tongue. What he’s getting at is our speech is so important, but yet we just blurt things right out, many times not thinking about the impact on others. James goes on to say that envy and selfish ambition are not wise.
2. James in chapter one said to be “quick to listen and slow to speak” now today he’s talking about taming the tongue. Anything you repeat like that must be pretty important, so today I will remember that like money, time and possessions, my words are a resource that God has given me and I must “spend” them carefully…in other words, I will be a good steward of my words today.