Good morning all,
The word of the day is “rejectamenta.” There is stuff in this world that matters, and stuff that does not. The tough part for all of us is to figure out the difference between the two. James gives great insights in the way that we should be living as Christians. Apparently, based on the verses following, there was a problem or two with the speech practices of the peeps to which he was talking...
“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
Ouch! You gotta love this guy. Some of the church members thought they were all that and a bag of chips, but James pretty much gives them a spiritual smackdown. How would you like to be told that your religion is worthless? Wow. My question is: how would you rate your speech concerning the way you talk to others, language, etc.? My prayer is that you understand you are a representation of Christ. James in effect was saying, don’t say you are a follower of Christ and make the rest of the church look bad because of your behavior. Strive today to make a positive change in yourself and others.
Praying for you,