September 15, 2020
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
This is certainly a verse we all need now. Social media seems to encourage us to be quick to react and slow to listen. People get angry and speak out or react before they know what has really happened. Violence and harming others are the result. We must follow God’s instruction written so long ago but so relevant today.
I find myself revisiting this verse often. Even in conversations, I remind myself to wait to hear more before I make any judgments and to lift all things to God.
Dear Lord, please help us to bring what we hear and see to you before we engage with others. May we seek your wisdom before we act or speak. In the powerful name of Jesus. Amen