Summary: James 1:26 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. James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. Peacemakers are continua
The Christian and the Tongue
By Pastor CG
1. The Mark Of Perfection.
(James 1:26 (quickview) 3:1-12; Proverbs 12:18 (quickview) 13:3; 15:4; 18:8, 21; Luke 6:45 (quickview) 1 Peter 3:10 (quickview) Romans 3:13 (quickview) )
A careful follower of his belief. This is a religious person. Religion is translated Religion and Worshipping.
But to cheat; outwit; to be deceived. Means one that is deceived in his own heart. Vain is Translated vain and vanity.
Pure and undefiled religion is twofold:
2. Keep self unspotted from the world. True religion consists of universal benevolence and purity of heart and life (Matthew 5:16 (quickview) ,44; 2 Cor. 9:8; Col. 1:10; 1 Tim. 1:5; Titus 2:7 (quickview) ,14; Titus 3:1 (quickview) ,8; Hebrews 12:14 (quickview) James 1:27 (quickview) James 3:13 (quickview) ,17; 1 Peter 2:12 (quickview) 1 John 3:17 (quickview) )
a [A wholesome tongue] A gentle tongue speaks truth and life, but a piercing tongue kills the soul.
b[tree of life]
The Tree of Lives
Tree of lives, because it produces constant and eternal life (Proverbs 15:4 (quickview) Proverbs 3:18 (quickview) Proverbs 11:30 (quickview) Proverbs 13:12 (quickview) Genesis 2:9 (quickview) Genesis 3:24 (quickview) Rev. 2:7; Rev. 22:2,14). In these passages a literal tree of life is meant.
Sixteen Sources of Life:
1.The tree of life (see above)
11.The savor of life (2 Cor. 2:16)
13.The promise of life (2 Tim. 1:1)
16.The water of life (Rev. 22:1; Rev. 22:17)
Four Figurative Trees of Life:
Death and life are greatly determined by the power of the tongue, and he who uses this power rightly shall live because of it (1 Peter 3:10-11 (quickview) ). Five examples of death by the tongue: