Swift to Hear, Slow to Speak and Attack

It is reported that flags were armies’ identifiers before technology changed that reality. During the American Civil War the flags of both North and South were often so similar that troops sometimes attacked men on their own side!

We can become so caught up in our enthusiasms (whether nationalism, political parties, food preferences… well it could be anything) that we end up destroying something with which we actually agree.

In moments of stress, whether induced by excitement, fear, or pain, we must slow down and listen. We must listen, not only for the voice of others, but mainly for the voice of God. After all, we are not our own but the Master’s. At least we are if we are fully committed, “All In.”

James 1:19 – “Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.”

photo credit: Themagesprek Van nu tot 2020 bij de Informatie Parade Rotterdamsebaan via photopin (license)

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