Venomous Snake

“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.” James 1:26 NIV
A tight rein on the tongue shows a tight love of Christ in the heart.
Without Christ’s love taking over the heart, the tongue becomes a venomous snake, “a fire, the very world of iniquity; – – – set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. ” James 3:6 NASB ///