Don't Bother Me With the Facts!

James 1:19-20 gives us a concise word of advice that will save us from a multitude of problems. Why are so many Christians ignoring it? Check out this 1-minute devotion and see. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

Years ago, I posted a quote by a solid Christian author on Bible Love Note's Facebook page, and a woman misunderstood it. 

She thought it was saying that Jesus doesn't give eternal life when it was saying just the opposite. 

So she wrote an angry comment in all caps, "defending" Christ.

She's a good illustration of a problem many of us have at times when we:
  • Don't listen.
  • Jump to conclusions.
  • Don't  give others the benefit of the doubt.
  • Ignore the facts.
  • Mistakenly think we're being righteous.
I love the concise wisdom found in James 1:19-20 that speaks directly to this attitude:
"Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires."

Isn't it a blessing that the Bible understands our human hearts and speaks directly to them!
I encourage you to read these two 1-minute devotions about the same subject:
Name-Calling is for Losers
6 Christian Rules of Speech

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Why are so many Christians angry and rude with each other? We need to quit ignoring this important command in James. This 1-minute devotion explains.

James 1:19-20 gives us a concise word of advice that will save us from a multitude of problems. Why are so many Christians ignoring it? Check out this 1-minute devotion and see. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible


  1. How well we are able to apply The Word of God in our lives, is a direct reflection of how close our walk is with him.
    Thanks for this reminder.

  2. Although people don't realize this but James was not talking to the body of Christ today... Read James 1:1; which tribe are you from?

    1. I am aware of the beliefs you mention, but they are not accurate or Biblical. The book of James applies to all genuine believers in Christ. I pray God will free you from this false teaching.

    2. Gail is accurate in what she's saying. By the logic you're using, none of the epistles are for us today: Rom 1:7, 1 Cor 1:2, 2 Cor 1:1, Gal 1:2, Eph 1:1 so on and so on. And you couldn't use the argument of differentiating between the two ministries (Jew and gentile) because of Acts 15:6-12. Don't let yourself be deceived to justify ungodly behavior, take 2 Tim 3:16 to heart.

    3. So what are you really trying to say? Because what I am perceiving from your comment is that the New Testament only applies to the Christians 2000 years ago.

    4. I agree with you kingengr. To the 12 tribes. To the Jews. Yes, but we gentiles can us this wise words from James. Although it's a letter to only the 12 Jewish tribes, and it's full of the law and such, there are things in the letter that we all can benefit. For example, My wife's friend wrote her a letter. Now it was directly to and for my wife. She gave it to me to read. Now there were things in there that could only apply to my wife, because it was written to her, but there were other things that her friend said that I could take to heart and apply. That's like our Bible, a package with letter addressed to different people, history, prophecy, etc. All you have to do is read the beginning of the letters to know who they were written to. Like Peter, who did he write to? Im with ya kingengr. Rightly dividing the Word of God.

    5. I forgot, James 1:19-20 can apply to us all

  3. Because some of us didn't understand what love truly means. See 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7.