In James it says, “A big forest fire can be started with only a little flame. And the tongue is like a fire. It is a whole world of evil among the parts of our bodies. The tongue spreads its evil through the whole body” James 3:5 (NCV).
What happens when something has been tamed? That means it is no longer wild. It can now be trusted. We don’t have to worry about being harmed by whatever it is we have tamed.
Our tongue is like a wild beast that can’t be trusted. It is our job to tame it.