Date: November 20, 2022

Bible Text: James 3:6 |

Have you ever gone under water and become disoriented? It can be very frightening for a split second until you reach the surface. Imagine being thrown in the depths of the sea. Would you rather have a life vest on, or a millstone? In Biblical times these millstones could weigh more than 3000 pounds.
Mathew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and he be drowned in the depth of the sea.

It has been said that one critical comment can erase a thousand kind comments. Are we guarding our tongue, knowing the harm it can do? Are we encouraging one another? The Elders in the church come from various backgrounds and are representatives of the body, are we encouraging them and keeping them in prayer? Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice in laying down his life for each of us. Are we willing to sometimes give up our own desires to demonstrate Christ’s Love? At the same time are we willing to stand for Christ even when no one else stands with us? We do not need to fight every battle, we must be prepared for the battles we are called to fight, we must always stand up against blasphemy. John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. NASB
ongue is like a fire. It is a world of evil among the parts of our body. It spreads its evil through our whole body and starts a fire that influences all of life. It gets this fire from hell.