Our speech is important to God. We are commanded numerous times through the book of James to bridle our tongue, add action to our words, and guard our mouth from saying things that are not truthful or that cut down and destroy. Today James gives a final exhortation concerning the oaths that we make and judgment we will face if they are not kept.
Discussion Questions for Personal Reflection
Read James 5:12
1. What oaths have I taken in my lifetime? Am I staying true to my word?
2. Would people characterize me as a truthful person? (Why or why not)
3. When standing before the judgment seat what will Christ say about the integrity of my speech? 4. What life changing step is God asking me to take in response to what I learned today?