In a political season, when words tend to fly freely from our mouths, it’s important to remember the text of James 3. It’s not the tongue that curses and blesses, it’s the words we convey and express with the tongue. How can we use our words to bless, and not to curse?
Jesus could have destroyed the tempter, but instead of take actionable steps to refute the tempter’s sin-filled invitation, Jesus DOES nothing. He simply speaks truth. This is the faithful response of one who is King.