Daily Devotion on James 1:17-27
Text: James 1:-17-27
It’s hard to stop.
It’s hard to stop when you are in the heat of the moment. When your anger is bubbling over, when juicy gossip is floating around, when your frustration is at an all time high . . . it’s hard to stop in these situations.
How do you keep the curse in? How do you keep the slander stopped up? How do you bottle the anger?
James reminds us this morning that our objective as Christians is not just to be hearers of the Word of God. We are also to be doers of the Word of God. In our culture sometimes we say it this way: Don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk.
So as children of God who love our Lord, we can strive to obey him each and every day. That obedience will then include thinking twice before speaking. It will include a deep breath before an outburst. It will take a conscientious focus on the peace that Jesus gives which alone overcomes our frustrations and troubles.
This is being a doer of the Word.
Here’s the best part of all . . . How do you get to be a better doer of the Word of God? Continue to be a hearer of the Word of God!
The more we listen to the Word of God and hear the good news of our forgiveness, the more we will want to obey and do God’s Word. It’s a wonderful cycle that God has established. The more you hear God’s Word, the more your faith grows!
So be in the Word of God daily. Hear the Word. Your faith will grow. Then you will do the Word as well.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, create in me a new heart that continually desires to be refreshed by your Word. As I dwell and meditate upon your holy words, work in my heart and strengthen my faith. Work in me that I may not only hear your Word, but obey your Word. I ask this in the name of our true God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Posted on September 5, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Anger, Church, Cursing, Daily Devotions, Frustration, God's Word, Holy Spirit, James, James 1, Obedience, Obey, School, Swearing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.