July 9, 2020

What Do Your Words Say About You? | James 3:9-12 Bible Podcast

What Do Your Words Say About You?  | James 3:9-12 Bible Podcast


Are you ever left puzzled by the words you use? It's like one minute you're on top of the world, praising God for all His goodness, and the next moment your words are violent and destructive. What gives?

James tells us in Chapter 3 that the words you speak reveal what you truly believe. What do your words say about you?

Join us as we dig deeper to understand more of James 3:9-12. Enjoy!


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JULIE 0:05

Hey, welcome to The Simple Truth. I’m Julie Carruth.

We’ve been learning this week in the 3rd chapter of James that the supreme act of self-control is being able to control our tongues. 

In the ancient world, when the name of God was spoken or written, a Jew would respond by saying “blessed is He.” I believe we could safely assume they continued that habit even after Jews became followers of Christ.  

And yet James was mortified by what he was witnessing from his brothers and sisters in Christ. Why? James 3:9-10 gives us some insight. In the NIV we read, 

With the tongue, we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” 

The word for “curse” here in the Greek language is very specific. It literally means to call down curses upon someone. To cut someone off from blessings. It can even mean saying a prayer to send a person to hell. 

We’ve heard James’ message loud and clear throughout his letter. Our works and our words reveal our faith and what we truly believe. A transformed, born again Child of God, who contains the Holy Spirit within them, should not be speaking evil about God’s own children. 

In fact, James says in verses 11-12, that it’s just as bizarre as if a fig tree bore olives, or a grapevine produced figs, or salt water gushed out fresh water. James says this is impossible.  

Today, I challenge you to listen to your words. The more you place your trust in God, the more you will notice a change in the words you use. We are far from perfect, but the more we look to the One who is completely perfect, the more our words will reflect His glory.

And that’s The Simple Truth. 

Did you know that you can also use your words to create a Daily Bible Study Habit? Seriously. It’s really simple. While you’re enjoying your daily morning coffee, simply ask your smart speaker to play The Simple Truth 2 Minute Bible Study Podcast.  And then sit back and enjoy. 

I’m Julie Carruth. I’ll see you again soon.