Bridle Your Tongue. James 3:2 “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able to bridle the whole body.”
According to this scripture, the one thing proving our level of spiritual maturity isn’t how religious we are-whether we can quote Scripture, or the good works we do-it is the words from our mouths.
James 1:26 says, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”
No matter how religious you think you are, the true test providing your spirituality is whether you bridle your tongue or not. Bridle means “to restrain or control.” If we aren’t controlling our tongues, we are not operating in the level of maturity God wants us to have.
Holy Spirit, please help me with my words today. I can’t do it on my own, but with Your help, I can speak words of life and encouragement to those around me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.