Taming The Tongue: Destruction


The Theologizer

Titanic sunset

[ James 3:4 ]

“Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.”

Just as a rider uses a bit to control the direction of a horse, so a captain steers a large ship with a small invention called the rudder. The captain travels through massive winds and waves, carrying cargo and passengers across bodies of water, and maneuvers through the obstacles by the means of this rudder. And in the same way how something as small as a rudder can steer a large ship, or a tiny bit can control a massive horse, so our tongues can control the direction of our lives.

Now consider this situation. We are on a ship. I am the captain; you are one of my crew. We are shipping relief goods…

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