Listening and Obeying

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James 1:19-25 Easy-to-Read Version

Listening and Obeying

My dear brothers and sisters, always be more willing to listen than to speak. Keep control of your anger. Anger does not help you live the way God wants. So get rid of everything evil in your lives—every kind of wrong you do. Be humble and accept God’s teaching that is planted in your hearts. This teaching can save you.

Do what God’s teaching says; don’t just listen and do nothing. When you only sit and listen, you are fooling yourselves. Hearing God’s teaching and doing nothing is like looking at your face in the mirror and doing nothing about what you saw. You go away and immediately forget how bad you looked. But when you look into God’s perfect law that sets people free, pay attention to it. If you do what it says, you will have God’s blessing. Never just listen to his teaching and forget what you heard.

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

7 Responses to “Listening and Obeying”

  1. Amen!! A perfect way to start the day!! Thank you. 🙂

  2. Really needed this on Wednesday, but is a great place to focus for today.

  3. Thanks for the reminder Steve…

  4. Thanks Steve, I really needed to read this right now as I have been letting my frustrations get the better of me resulting in anger and actions and words that I have regretted later. Bless you always!

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