James 3:5-11 – See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
The words from man’s tongue have authority. For ancients of time it has been used to change the course of nature from having freedom, to cruel bondage. It also has changed the spiritual and mental atmosphere from “Love” to “Fear”. James says, “This should not be so.”
Today use the tongue to change the course of nature. It changes your course of nature as well. From the path of hell, to the highway of heaven and holiness. When the tongue is used to bless or encourage someone, it helps turn that person from the path of hell to heaven, and also helps keep your own path stable toward God. As you bless, you will be blessed. As you help, you will be helped. Change the course of nature today.