For all of us stumble in some ways. And if anybody doesn’t stumble in what he says, he is an ideal man, ready additionally to bridle his complete physique. — James 3:2
In response to this scripture, the one factor proving our stage of non secular maturity isn’t how spiritual we’re—whether or not we are able to quote Scripture, or the great works we do—it’s the phrases from our mouths.
James 1:26 says, If anybody thinks himself to be spiritual (piously observant of the exterior duties of his religion) and doesn’t bridle his tongue however deludes his personal coronary heart, this individual’s spiritual service is nugatory (futile, barren) (AMP).
Regardless of how spiritual you suppose you might be, the true take a look at proving your spirituality is whether or not you bridle your tongue or not.
Bridle means “to restrain or control.” If we aren’t controlling our tongues, we aren’t working within the stage of maturity God needs us to have.