“Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak”
Oh how often I wish I had practiced this thought more.
As I have grown older, and with the Spirit’s help, I listen more than I used to.
How about you, how do you personally come out on these verses?
19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror
24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does.
One can find a lot of answers to life’s problems in this passage.
This passage would be a good one to read daily before we head out the house.
With the Spirit’s help, may you experience small victories as you work to the bigger goal of this passage.