Wednesdays with James
Lesson Eleven: Stressed-Out Speech Sinks Ships
We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James today. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in chapter one, addressing them in more detail and in reverse order. The second theme James discusses has to do with wise behavior in the congregation — we’ve called it “Wise Behavior Makes Peace and Speaks No Evil” (3:1-4:12). The initial part of this section goes right to the horse’s mouth, as it were.