James chapter 3 discusses the dangerous power of our unbridled tongues, and even says that if we can control them perfectly, we are perfect people. (Not happening this side of heaven, unfortunately!) From Matthew Henry’s commentary on that chapter: “…he that offends not in word will not only prove himself a sincere Christian, but a very much advanced and improved Christian. For the wisdom and grace which enable him to rule his tongue will enable him also to rule all his actions.”
May the law of kindness be on our tongues this week!