Bullets From The Bible 12-19-17
James 1:19-20 says, So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Many times when we find ourselves in trouble it is due to something we have said. There are times when we would be better off listening to what is being said instead of eager to speak. When someone is speaking to us, are we truly listening or are we trying to formulate an answer while they are talking?
There are also times when life will make us angry. Sometimes it is due to the others attitude or how others have treated us, yet it is often coupled with our own lack of patience as well. Our own anger will never work righteousness. Our own anger will never accomplish good and often does just the opposite.
Let us strive to listen and be more patient. Let us strive to put anger out of our lives. Swift to hear. Slow to speak. Slow to wrath.