Sunday School, April 10, 2016
James covers a wide variety of topics related to discipleship and Christian growth. It would appear that some of the saints were having problems with their tongues (James 1:26; 2:12; 3:1-12; 4:1, 11-12). It is most interesting that James places the subjects of the tongue and wisdom together. The tongue seems to get a lot of people into trouble while wisdom could keep the trouble from occurring and resolve any problems caused by it. Some of the problems of the tongue include slander, gossip, flattery, exaggeration, insinuation and even silence. Some think tongue problems are not that serious but God's Word is clear that whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all (James 2:10).