Hearing & Doing the Word

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. But be doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the Word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they look like. -James 1: 19-20, 22-24

Here, God calls us to be doers of the Word. Anyone can understand who Jesus is/was and what he stood for, but to fully commit to walking in his footsteps is a completely different undertaking. One part of this is to stop and listen. It is easy to get caught up in school, work, friends, extracurricular activities, etc., when what we really need to do is listen. Listening is the most important part of communicating and can help us to better understand ourselves! -LHM

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