Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.James 1:19-20
Stop, Look and Listen: Open our Ears and Hearts. Take it slow, listen to what God says and do according to His will.
Rather than blaming God under our trials, let us open our ears and hearts to realize what God is trying to teach us through our circumstances. Furthermore, if men would govern their tongues, they should oversee their interests.
The most exceedingly terrible thing we can bring to any debate is an outrage. Here is an urging to lay separated, and to give off a role as an unsanitary piece of clothing, every evil practice.
This should reach to sins of thought and warmth, just as of discourse and practice; to everything bad and evil. We should yield ourselves to the expression of God, with modest, workable personalities and teachable minds.
Being willing to know about our shortcomings, taking it quietly and thankfully. It is the plan of the expression of God to make us insightful to salvation; and the individuals who propose any mean or low finishes are going to upon it, disrespect the gospel, and baffle their own spirits.
Likewise, in ordinary circumstances, James cautions against outrage that ejects when our personalities get wounded: “I’m harmed”; “My assessments are not being heard.” Outrage has become the typical response to any individual who can’t help contradicting us.
At the point when foul play and sin happen, we ought to lose control since others are being harmed. Be that as it may, we ought not to lose control when we neglect to win a contention or when we feel irritated or dismissed. Self-centered resentment never helps anybody.
When we talk too much and listen too little, we communicate to others that we think our ideas are more important than theirs. James wisely advises us to reverse this process. Put a mental stopwatch on your conversations, and keep track of how much you talk and how much you listen. When people talk with you, do they feel that their viewpoints and ideas have value?
James advises us to get rid of everything that is wrong in our lives and “humbly accept” the salvation message we have received because it alone can save us.
It is important to listen to what God’s Word says, but it is much more important to obey it and do what it says. We can measure the effectiveness of our Bible study time by the effect it has on our behavior and attitudes. Do you put into action what you have studied?
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.James 1:21-25