So hopefully you have already started your reading assignment for the week. Tonight let's consider chapter 1:
In this Chapter Karen writes this about James 3:6:
The passage in James also talks about how the tongue can corrupt our whole body. I myself know very well from the times I have wished I could take back my words; often my whole body is affected. My mind races with regret. My heart pounds. My stomach churns and becomes tied up in knots as I fret and stress over what now might happen. My fingers fidget, and I can't seem to concentrate. Sometimes my feet pace as I ponder what I possibly can do now to get myself out of the royal mess I now find myself in. p.14
Have you ever felt this way?
Let's Chat.... (use the comment box below to discuss any or all of your responses to these questions)
- How does the concept of our whole body being affected when we misuse our tongue tie into what James says in chapter 3, the last part of verse 2?
- The ESV and NIV versions of the Bible use the word perfect in James 3:2. The HCSB translation uses the word mature. The original Greek word used here is teleios. It is an adjective that means full-grown, complete, having reached maturity, especially as it relates to character. Does knowing the background of this word shed any new light on what you think this verse means?
Have a great day!