We all stumble in many ways. (James 3:2a)
Everybody messes up…you may not struggle with pride, but maybe its lust for you; not lust, but maybe in faith; not _______, but ________.
What is it for you?
James is again reminding us "Don't get arrogant!"
Why, isn't this about our tongues, our words, our speech?
He's about to confront arrogance head on! Don't we think we have mastered our tongues because we are able to control others by the use of it?
Has God gifted you with a "silver tongue"? Can you get people to do what you want with your words?
If so, where does that take you?
Does it lead you towards more status, more power, more possessions, more pleasures, more pride?
Do you see it? He is so crafty…he gets us to think that because we can control others with our words we are some how better than them; we are in control of our lives; we're good!
But, are we?
If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check." (James 3:2b)
James is saying you maybe able to control others with your words, but you can't control your own desires.
"You silver-tongue devil, we all stumble…"