"The New Testament book of James offers a lot of teaching in a small volume. In only five chapters, James discusses how to achieve the goal of leading a Christian lifestyle. For example, he urges us to 'be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.' (James 1:19-20)
Much of the third chapter deals with the importance of Christians controlling their tongues and speaking in an appropriate manner. For a piece of tissue that weighs only a couple of ounces, the tongue wields great power."
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