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Be careful little mouth what you say. . . – James 3

by Jim Jamison

James 3:3-4 reminds us that, “We put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.” When a husband speaks bitter words […]

The Challenge of bitter speech – James 3:5-7

by Jim Jamison

What words come out of your mouth? In James 3, we are challenged to consider our speech, because it is a reflection of our heart. Careful examination of the passage shows that bitterness comes up in this passage. This leads us to a question, are we incensed at the thought that we could be poisoning […]

Evaluate Our Desires – James 1:14-15

by Jim Jamison

We need to understand that we want what we want because we believe what we believe. In the Esau narrative, found in Genesis 25:29-34, we see that it was because of his wrong core beliefs, that he wanted the immediate gratification of the stew from Jacob. We would do well to carefully examine what we […]