My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. James 1:19-20

Observations

• The practice of listening before speaking is a sign of maturity.
• Choose your words wisely; you can speak life into others.
• Learn to respond graciously not react angrily.

Prayer

I thank you again for your convicting and correcting words. I am reminded on the continued work you are doing in my life. Help me be a person of faith and action. Help me to practice listening before speaking. I pray that you will help me control my emotions. Continue to work in and through my life. Amen! Amen! Amen!

God’s Winning Word is a weekly devotional written by Bill Wilson.