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. (James 1:19-20)
We all have two ears and one mouth yet for some strange reason, blame it on the fallen nature of humanity, we prefer to speak for than we listen. Even in conversations, you will find everyone talking at the same time, sometimes even shouting and no one is listening to anyone. The Word of God admonishes us this morning to be quick to listen and slow to speak and in the end we will be slow to anger. Imagine all the misunderstandings that happen in communications would be half solved if only people heeded this Word.
Now, have you ever tried to talk and call your child and you wonder two things: either they have suddenly become deaf or you have become dumb. Children have the uncanny ability to block off voices that they do not want to obey, yet some of the times to listen is to save your own life. Think about calling your child to warn them about danger, they’d better be quick to listen, slow to speak and quick to obey.
Question of the Day: How are you daily training your child to be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger?
Father, your sheep hear your voice. They know your voice. They obey your voice. Father let us be counted among those sheep. We also pray for our children, that they would be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. Help them even when everything within them screams rebellion to obey. In Jesus Name we ask, Amen