24 Resolutions on the Use of the Tongue in the Book of James

  1. Ask God for wisdom to speak and do so with a single mind (James 1:5-8).
  2. If your voice boasts, let it only be in exalting Christ and the use He has of you in service (James 1:9-10).
  3. Be cautious of the temptations of the mouth - Know what they are (James 1:13).
  4. Be constantly quick to hear, slow to speak. Hear faster than you speak. (James 1:19). 
  5. Learn from the voice of God’s word what words should be used (James 1:22-25).
  6. Exercise consistency with your mouth, so it is parallel with your faith (James 1:26).
  7. Learn the respectful way to speak of and to the poor and the rich (James 2:1-4).
  8. Remind yourself that your words should be used in consciousness of the final judgment (James 2:12). 
  9. The words used to state your belief should be supported by works (James 2:14-26).
  10. Never claim a truth you do not experience. Do not lie against the truth (James 3:14).
  11. Ask for divine wisdom in order for your speech to be wise and display the work of God (James 3:17-18).
  12. Resist quarrelsome words. Do not get into verbal fighting. It is the mark of a bad heart (James 4:1).
  13. Resist evil speaking and critical words of another (James 4:11).
  14. Never boast in what you have accomplished or will accomplish (James 4:13).
  15. Always speak as one who is subject to the divine providence of God (James 4:17).
  16. Be honest. If you say you know the right thing to do - DO IT (James 4:17)!!
  17. Never grumble or complain, knowing the Judge is at the door (James 5:9).
  18. Be honest all the time. Have trustworthy speech (James 5:12).
  19. Speak daily to God in prayer, whether in suffering or peace (James 5:13).
  20. Sing praises to God whenever you are cheerful (James 5:13).
  21. Offer supplication to God for those who are sick (James 5:14).
  22. Confess your sins, when you have wronged God and others. Do not justify why you did it (James 5:16).
  23. Pray for brethren with a faith toward God who hears (James 5:16).
  24. Speak words of restoration when you see another wander (James 5:19-20).