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As Christians, we are called to be quick to hear and slow to speak so that we might be slow to anger and avoid sin (vv. 19–21). Indeed, if we are able to control our tongues, we will be able to control our entire bodies (3:2). James gives us two analogies to...
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Generous with our words

Before you get too excited, the goal in being generous with our words is not an excuse to talk more, rather to use our tongue more wisely. The tongue is a fascinating muscle. With it, our taste-buds bring us pleasure by informing our minds if something is sweet or...
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Motive to forgive

Our motive for being generous in the area of forgiveness is vital. Many Christian authors have emphasized the benefits that forgiving others bring us. It’s true, we will benefit by forgiving others. We will get rid of your bitterness, which eats at our soul. We will...
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Don’t let it fester

Forgiveness, no matter how difficult, is God’s way, and it must be our way, too. To forgive others is difficult. We are frail, fallible and imperfect human beings. We are quick to anger and quick to pass blame, yet we are slow to forgive, and even slower to forget. I...
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Generous to Forgive

Another area where we need to show generosity is in the area of forgiveness. There are people everywhere who are eager for and in need of forgiveness. As disciples, who have experienced God’s grace, we remain forever thankful for His generosity in forgiving us....
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Use your abilities

There is a story about a boy called Antonio who wanted to sing in the Cremona Boy’s Choir, but was turned down for having a high and squeaky voice. Since Antonio loved music so much, he decided he would instead learn violin, but he was so bad at it the neighbours...

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