Friday, April 6, 2012

James 3 ...Communicating Well


James chapter 3 has a convicting word for us all I imagine. It does for me I know! It talks about the way we talk! I find I get in trouble the quickest when I open my mouth and say things before my brain has time to tell me I better not say that! How about you?

So, with that as an introduction, here's my basic take-away from the 3rd chapter of James:

James 3:1-5 Big things are often controlled by small things. Examples: [1] horse's bit [2] ship's helm [3] person's tongue

James 3:8 So far NO ONE has been able to tame the tongue !

James 3:9-10 Blessing and cursing coming from the same mouth is a contradiction.

James 3:13 To detect wisdom and knowledge in someone, listen to what they talk about.

James 3:16 Where you find envy and conflict, there is confusion and evil work going on.

James 3:17 Wisdom from God will bring purity, peacefulness, gentleness, easiness of getting along, mercy, good fruits, no partiality, and no hypocrisy.

James 3:18 If we sow peace, we will reap the fruit of righteousness.

I tell you this hits us all right where we live doesn't it ! If I could just practice this more, I know people would enjoy being around me more! :)

God bless you for joining me today !

Marilyn

2 comments:

Yolanda said...

Amen!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I'm with you, friend. My tongue gets me in a heap of trouble. Love your look at James, even if it does convict me!!