Yes, the tongue can quickly spark a conflagration of evil that may leave someone’s reputation in ashes. If used improperly, that flame-shaped organ (tongue) can also ignite the fire of sinful passion in another person, or destroy the innocence of a child by corrupting his pure mind. Remember, a few careless words have the potential to wreck a life or ruin a career. Let me suggest from the 3rd chapter of James three steps that are helpful for controlling the tongue. The first step is the development of a good life style (3:13, 14). The second step is the reception of divine wisdom (3:15 – 17). The final step is the acceptance of the law of sowing and reaping (3:18).