Bible Animals (6)

My husband and daughter used to have several horses. When they rode, they used a bit to control the horse. A bit is put into a horse’s mouth and attached to the reins. The rider uses the reins to control the horse.
In our Bible Reading today, James talked about controlling our communication. Whether we use our voices to speak or our hands to sign, we need to control the way we communicate with other people. We need to control ourselves so we do not tell lies, gossip or say bad things about people.
James used the example of a horse’s bit. “We put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us. With these bits we can control their whole body.” (verse 3). We need to control our communication, just like a bit controls a horse.
But we need God’s help to control what we say/sign. Ask God to help you as you communicate with other people today. He will help you say/sign things that are pleasing to Him.