Thursday

Don't Bother Me With the Facts!

James 1:19-21, Listen Much, speak little, Don't Become Angry
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. 

I wasn't sure how she saw that in the quote, but I kindly responded to her comment, explained the meaning, and affirmed Jesus gives eternal life.

She wrote back immediately, all caps, angrily proclaiming that Jesus gives eternal life.

She's a good illustration of some problems we all have from time to time 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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