Sunday, March 05, 2017

James 1:18-21 (KJV) Quick, Quiet and Not Easily Offended

James 1:18-21 (KJV)
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
The subject of the text is the power of the Word of God. So when we read that verse, “…let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” the appropriate understanding would be in context of hearing the Word of God.
It seems reasonable that, in adult conversation, the principle of the text is valid. No doubt:
  • The married couple would communicate better when practicing this. 
  • The business negotiator
  • The employee under rebuke
  • The child under correction
all would do well to take this axiom to heart.
But the context puts this squarely into the framework of preaching. Every man would do best spiritually if they were:
  • Quick to put themselves under the sound of preaching 
  • Quiet and thoughtful so they could hear the preaching and 
  • Not easily offended by the preaching of the Word of God 
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James 1:18-21 (KJV) Quick, Quiet and Not Easily Offended

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