“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” James 3:1
Teaching is highly responsible work, we get it wrong nearly every time we open our mouths for we all make many mistakes; and none of us is perfectly qualified, not Peter, James, Paul, you name them. It is so because of one member of our bodies – the tongue, who can tame it?
Apostle James says, “…the tongue is a little member, but it boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members…” James 3:5-6
A world of iniquity, it murmurs, complains and it speaks “great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.” Jude 1:16
“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” James 3:8-10
Who has not walked that pathway? With your tongue therewith bless God, and therewith curse men, which are made after the similitude of God, or you being stung by those you never thought they’re capable of doing that.
But it is written, “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13
No fountain both yield salt water and fresh
Don’t be endured in your hearts with strife, envy, lies or any kind of bitterness, “For where envying and strife is , there is confusion and every evil work.” (James 3:16). But endued with wisdom which is from above. “The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” James 3:17-18