Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Tuesday, 1 October 19:
Note: Here is a link to a video overview of James — https://youtu.be/qn-hLHWwRYY
James 1:20 – “…. the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
This is not hard to understand. Christians who live by grace and who are called to proclaim the forgiveness and grace that comes through Jesus, cannot be disposed to anger.
James 1:26 – “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”
How you speak to others reveals what is really in your heart. Perhaps only Jesus offers a more powerful statement about careless words than this one – “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36, 37)
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 1 October 19: Let your temperament and your words reflect the grace of God.