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!
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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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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

6 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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    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.

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    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.

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

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