James 3 (page 655)
Where is your tongue taking you TODAY?
The rudder on the Titanic was HUGE (78 feet 8 inches high,15 feet 3 inches long, weighing over 100 tons) ... but it was relatively SMALL compared to the size of the ship itself (883 feet long, 175 feet high, and 52,310 tons!!!).
That's how it is with all vessels. Big ships controlled and steered by much smaller rudders.
It's the same way with our lives! Our tongues are small yet the Bible says, "Look at the ships also; thought they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder." (James 3.4).
If that's true, where is your tongue taking you?!!! Wow! Think about that, the course and direction of your life is often determined by your words!
So what are your words communicating TODAY? Where are they taking you?
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits. - Proverbs 18.21
Father, today help me to control my tongue, choose my words wisely, and speak hope and life into everyone I meet. In the name of Jesus, amen.