“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.
The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.” (James 3:6)
What shall we say would be the remedy against producing evil in our lives?
What can we do when that pressure flares up within us, pushing us to speak evil things? How can we smother the flame of anger that wants to let loose words of corruption on another person?
How can we tame the tongue? Certainly not by the flesh!
Pop out your fruit!
“Let me explain further. Live your life as your spiritual nature directs you. Then you will never follow through on what your corrupt nature wants.”
(Galatians 5:16 GWT)
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
Definition of self-control: self discipline, self-possession, composure, mental balance, soberness, stability, patience, temperance
Bless...and curse not. (Romans 12:14)
(Of course you know you must stay in God's Word, right?)