James 1:19 (NKJV) So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
This message is for those who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ by faith. James is talking to those who are part of the family of God. James says, let all who are a child of God be swift to hear the Word of God. If you have read the Bible from cover to cover, then my friend you are not through with it. Because you are to grow towards maturity by the Word of God. And since none of us have reached full spiritual maturity, and we will not in this life time, we are never done with the Word of God. And furthermore, the Word of God is living, meaning no matter how many times we read through the Bible, the Holy Spirit of God reveals to us a deeper understanding of it; so that we may continue to grow. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and He opens up the Scriptures to us; He wants to teach us more about the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, and God the Father who sent Him. God wants to talk to you, my friend, listen to Him speak directly to you in His Word. Be swift to hear the Word of God, my friend. But we are to be slow to speak. Meaning, when we go out to share our testimony, we ought to be sure that we have a good understanding of the Word of God. Because remember, the credential for sharing the message of Salvation is sound doctrine. We are to study and know the Word of God before we speak about it. And we are to make sure that our lives back up our testimony. James gives us another advice about witnessing. He tells us to be slow to anger. In other words, we are not to get into an argument over the interpretation of God’s Word and lose our temper. Or simply put, don’t get angry with those who disagree with you. My friend, if you want to be a powerful witness for Christ, then don’t let your temper get the best of you, for an uncontrollable temper will destroy your testimony more quickly than anything else. “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.