LISTEN WELL,THINK ABOUT WHAT IS SAID,THEN SPEAK!
19My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
1: 19-20 James warns against anger that erupts when our egos get bruised: “I am hurt”; “My opinions are not being heard.” Outrage has become the normal reaction to anyone who disagrees with us. When injustice and sin occur, we should become angry because others are being hurt. But we should not become angry when we fail to win an argument or when we feel offended or neglected. Selfish anger never helps anyone.
1: 19 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?
Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible
THIS scripture was one my Pops lived by,He ALWAYS listened to everything you said and heard what you said and in what context you said it and then responded to what was said so there was never anyway that his answer could be taken out of context. And SLOW TO ANGER, i never got a spanking when he was mad,(if he was mad you never got to see it) so we always got corrected and punished by a very CHRISTIAN and Biblical standard. So ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and always be quick to listen and slow to speak!! And slow to ANGER, That way you always produce righteousness that GOD desires!!
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