James 1: 19-21
Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak

Why do we find it so hard to listen before we speak? What is the reason? Are we impatient? Are we trying to impress others with our eloquent words? Are we trying to elevate our opinion over the noise of others? Are we trying to be right? Are we trying to be noticed or prove ourselves? As you are going to see, the book of James is prescriptive. He gives us the life skills and medicine to prepare us and help cure us from all kinds of personal and spiritual ailments. He tells us how our faith works and is effectively lived out in our current culture. He is telling us how to interact and engage with others, so we are not just offering lip service but becoming doers of the Word of God. What is James’ prescription?