Read James 3 today.

This chapter includes thoughts about controlling our tongues and living wisely.
For all of the technological progress we have made, all the knowledge we have acquired, all the educational opportunities we provide, one might think the character issues of 2,000 years ago would no longer affect us. But those mentioned in this chapter are as relevant today as then. Our sinful human nature is present in us on the day of our birth.
The challenge we face is not to impose our (perhaps impersonal and plural) will on others through coercion, manipulation, and legal means, but rather to let Christ imprint His will on ourselves (intended to refer to each of us as a personal, individual, singular self) through the work of the Holy Spirit.
As you read through this chapter, can you think of anyone you know who ought to be reading it also? Rather than sharing it with them, try reading it again. Yourself.
How might God be speaking to you through these words? How might they be imprinted on your day?
James 3:13-18 NLT
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. [14] But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. [15] For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. [16] For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.
[17] But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. [18] And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.