As noted in the Scriptures (James 3) the tongue is difficult to control, but the Scriptures teach us how to guard against the damage or destruction our tongues may cause. As Christians, we can apply the principles of the Scriptures to maintain self-control, spiritual maturity, love for others, integrity, and the worship of God. The Bible teaches what to say, when to say, and how to say. It all begins with Christ as the foundation.
Scriptures to review:
Self-control – James 1:19, I Peter 3:10
Maturity – Proverbs 16:24, 15:1-4, 12:18, 21:23
Love – Ephesians 4:29, Titus 3:2
Integrity – Psalm 34:13, 12:6, 141:3
Psalm 19:14, 119:171-173