I have chosen to let the Word of God speak for Himself. Using the Voice Version of the Holy Bible the following verses can be found in James Chapter 3 Verses 7 through to 10, and Verses 13 through to 18.

Which description describes your tongue the best, you choose…

Humanity is capable of taming every bird and beast in existence, even reptiles and sea creatures great and small.

But no man has ever demonstrated the ability to tame his own tongue! It is a spring of restless evil, brimming with toxic poisons.

Ironically this same tongue can be both an instrument of blessing to our Lord and Father and a weapon that hurls curses upon others who are created in God’s own image.

10 One mouth streams forth both blessings and curses. My brothers and sisters, this is not how it should be.

13 Who in your community is understanding and wise? Let his example, which is marked by wisdom and gentleness, blaze a trail for others.

14 If your heart is one that bleeds dark streams of jealousy and selfishness, do not be so proud that you ignore your depraved state.

15 The wisdom of this world should never be mistaken for heavenly wisdom; it originates below in the earthly realms, with the demons.

16 Any place where you find jealousy and selfish ambition, you will discover chaos and evil thriving under its rule.

17 Heavenly wisdom centers on purity, peace, gentleness, deference, mercy, and other good fruits untainted by hypocrisy.

18 The seed that flowers into righteousness will always be planted in peace by those who embrace peace.

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