"Behold we put bits in the horses mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the govenor listeth." James 3:3, 4
IN JESUS TODAY!
Here we find two descriptions of directional control, to control the direction of a horse we pull upon the reigns that are connected to the bits in their mouth, and to control a ship we steer the ships helm, moving it in the direction that we would like the ship to go, but these two descriptions are given to help us understand how we can control the direction of our life. Our tongues are the bits or the helm that steers our lives. So then the tongue controls the direction as we speak. Quickly there are a few scriptures that tell us the same, "Where there is no vision the people perish." Proverbs 29:18 We speak the vision and the direction becomes clear, "out of the belly shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:38 Out of our mouth, from the tips of our tongues we can move in whatever direction that we speak. When we speak words of life, we shall move in that direction. Our tongue directs our life, we must be careful to watch the words that we say so that we stay on course in the direction that we choose to go.
While there is no one that can tame or perfectly control the tongue, we can certainly take the wheel and steer life in the right direction through encouraging words, life building comments, and love giving rivers of living water. Speak God’s Words of Life Unto all and remember that what we say will steer the way!