Grace For Your Day June 22

Grace For Your Day

James 1:19-20: "This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God."

When you join us this week, we're in the middle of a mini-series on communication, a series call Taming the Tongue. It's an important topic to talk about because we all battle with that. We all desire to do better.

We all have moments when we cringe inside and wish we could take back what just slipped out! Moments where we react too quickly, often without thinking. We are impulsive and then we have great regret that we spoke before we thought because now we have to clean up the mess. Now we have to try and repair the damage done.

James encourages us to be quick to hear. Hearing is different from listening. We have to listen to hear, but we can listen without actually hearing. That's a skill that takes some work. That's a heart attitude of being teachable and humble.

But he also encourages us to be slow to speak and that's because words are powerful. Words can be used to devastate, or they can be used to build up. We get to choose.

We hope that you'll join us on Sunday as we explore this topic further from James 1:19-20.

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