Don't Bother Me With the Facts!

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