Taming of the Tongue
You know that phrase used by angry parents, "And that's the mouth you kiss your mother with?!" James 3 reminds me of that. For all we know, James 3 might be where that phrase stemmed from...
The tongue truly is a fire. I wish it were not likened as a world of unrighteousness. That seems extreme. But, I'd be reluctant to refute it.
The washing of our robes extends to the purity of our tongues. Are you actively pursuing purity, righteousness, and truth? It can be so hard. We live in such a strange, strange world: this side of Heaven, where the Kingdom overlaps, as some say.
The tongue...it is your rudder. You are the pilot.
Guide it right. The obedience is worth your life.