The small tongue and the power it holds
James 3:1-5
The tongue, although small, is a tool that guides and directs our lives and others, so we must use extreme caution when using it.
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Published April 29th, 2016
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James 3:1-5
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Main point summary
Teachers ought to exercise even more caution in what they say, since they will have people following their instruction/teachings....because we all struggle with self control, especially in our speech and we see that the tongue, though small, is able to guide and direct us.
James 3:1-5
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James 3:1-5
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c Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers,
Not many should become teachers
for you know that we who teach will be judged
BECAUSE those who teach will be judged
with greater strictness.
BY greater standards
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For d we all stumble in many ways.
FOR we all stumble in many ways
And if anyone does not stumble
ON THE OTHER HAND IF anyone doesn't stumble
in what he says,
BY his speech
e he is a perfect man,
THEN he is a perfect man
f able also to bridle his whole body.
THAT IS he's able to bridle his whole body
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conditional
alternative
If we put g bits into the mouths of horses
IF we put bits into horses mouths
so that they obey us,
it RESULTS in obedience
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we guide their whole bodies as well.
THEN we are able to guide their whole bodies
Look at the ships also: though they are so large
LOOK at the large ships
and are driven by strong winds,
that are driven by strong winds
series
they are guided by a very small rudder
HOWEVER they are guided by a very small rudder
concessive
wherever the will of the pilot directs.
WHEREVER the will of the pilot directs
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So also the tongue is a small member,
The tongue is a small member
yet h it boasts of great things.
YET it boasts of great things
comparison
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!
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Comments
Andy Hubert
I do not think your Cf is in the right place exactly. Note the "so also" to start off 5a. This is showing us that 3-4 is the comparison, connected to 5 as the reality.
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