Our tongues have enormous power – both for good and for evil. The apostle James put it this way: “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body…. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness” (James 3:6, 9).
Commit your tongue to God. Beyond that, commit your whole inner being to Christ, and ask Him to cleanse you of anger and hate, and fill you instead with His love and patience.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day