James 1:19-21

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James 1:19-21
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear,

  • listen carefully/understand profoundly/believe completely/obey always/love greatly/teach faithfully
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9
    “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

slow to speak and slow to anger;

  • Leviticus 19:17-18
    “You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
  • Proverbs 14:29-30
    He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
  • Ecclesiastes 7:9
    Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
  • Matthew 5:21-22
    “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.”
  • Ephesians 4:31-32
    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

  • work/accomplish/produce/bring about
  • Mark 3:1-6
  • Ephesians 4:25-32

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.