Speaking without The Holy Spirit's direction is always dangerous. (Nehemiah) A SEVERE JUDGEMENT (James 3:1-4) A weighty decision A weighty judgement A guaranteed failure OUT OF PROPORTION STRENGTH (James 3:5-8) A out of balance influence An untrainable member THE EVIDENCE TO RESTRAINT (James 3:9-12) Two opposites cannot be true at the same time You cannot bless God and curse man with the same mouth What about you? You are a teacher, what do your words teach? Depend on the power of The Holy Spirit to tame the tongue. Do my words and tone match what I claim to be in my walk with Christ.