James 1:19 NASB "This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;"There wasn't any time for us to be speaking or getting angry - we simply needed to hear what the chief said and do it! Today's verse tells us something we should know but have a hard time doing as men, to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger! While fighting a large fire, some men from another crew got trapped and we needed to get to them and get them out! No time for anything but listening to the chief's plan of attack! Many times in life, whether with our wives, children, boss, and especially our God, we need to be quick to hear and slow to speak! When we listen to God, our wives, children, co-workers, we can find a new and different perspective that can just get us out of trouble. Getting angry usually comes from not listening and can do more harm than good! Remember, God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason!! peace, tom
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