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Jun 27, 2016

Let’s be quick to open our ears and slow to open our mouths.

I’ll be honest, I wish every Christian would read this verse, memorize this verse, and live this verse! Our One Verse comes from the Book of James, and he teaches us that we need to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to have anger. Well, if this election year isn’t the perfect time for this verse, I don’t know what it. Have you looked at your Facebook newsfeed, lately? Oh, my! The internet has given us a voice, and we have forgotten that it has also given us a great way to listen, as well. You can be firm in your beliefs. This verse isn’t about compromise. Look at Jesus. He spoke to tax collectors and prostitutes and all sorts of people. And He always listened. The only group of people that He was hard on and would put them “in their place” were the Pharisees, the religious leaders! Let’s follow Jesus’s example and listen before we speak or get angry.

About One Verse

One Verse is a short, free podcast devotional designed to help you grow closer to God through less than 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Consistency trumps intensity. When it comes to working out, eating healthy, or managing our finances, consistency always trumps intensity. We reach our major life goals through small, purposeful steps taken daily. The same is true in our spiritual lives. I truly believe you will grow closer to God by spending just 5 minutes a day with Him versus cramming in an hour once a month. The One Verse Devotional is here to help take away the barriers of spending time with God. Now, during your workout, drive to work, or even shopping for groceries, you can invest in your spiritual life.