Monday, October 10, 2016

James 3:10 -- On Blessing and Cursing

"Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be."
James 3:10

This seems to be about consistency... the idea that we should treat everyone kindly, and not be nice to one group of people and mean to another.  It seems like such a simple idea, but it is one that I think we all need to work on.  The idea is in the very core of God's commandments where Christ tells us that the most important thing is to love God, and the second is to love others as we love ourselves.

With the loving ourselves part, I wonder sometimes if we realize how deeply self-centered we are.  If we put even a fraction of the time that we spend justifying ourselves and trying to look good to others into loving other people, this world would be vastly changed for the better. :)

Today, let's make sure that we can be easily identified as the good guys, even if we have lost our white hats.  God says that we will be known by our fruits (Matthew 7:20), which means by our actions.  Let's work on unifying heart and mind and not only thinking consistently good things, but acting on them as well.  Let's stop cursing and start consistently blessing.

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