As school wraps up this year, the boys are memorizing a portion of James 1-2: what great, practical wisdom can be found in that book! For this memory verse, I've chosen a verse from this passage, James 1:26:
"If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless." (ESV)
I don't want to deceive myself. I want God's Word to penetrate the depths of my heart, changing my life so that the overflow of my heart evinces God's work in every area, including my speech.