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Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?

Hailey Hancock

Hi Christina, I think you chose a very important verse. I like how this verse compares our speech to a fire. Words can be weapons of mass destruction. A Hebraic leader is deeply aware of his or her responsibility to use speech in a way that honors God. A leader knows when to use strong words and when to hold back and allow God to intervene. The Hebraic leader also sees that the tongue can also be a “tree of life” (Proverbs 15:4) and “good for building up.” This type of speech is not limited to tenderhearted words, but when necessary, as a stern correction.