Our Scripture Reading for today:
James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Well, there isn’t much beating around the bush with this passage. Nothing that is confusing or subtle. Nothing too hard to understand. But DO? Please Lord, forgive us for ALL our sins!
I suppose what I always want to emphasize are the words such as “get rid of ALL filth and evil…” I always want to give excuse for “small” evils! As well, the encouragement to “humbly accept” (another translation has the word “humbly welcome”) the “word” of God that saves. God has to do some serious heart surgery on us for this to happen! But, oh what Joy it is when our hearts “see” the salvation of God in Jesus Christ!