Bible Reading Day 326

by markburlinson

Day 326: November 22 (James 3)

Good morning!

Chapter 3 of James’ letter contains several famous verses, and the majority of the chapter is focused on the power of the tongue. We are all weak, and prone to cause harm with our words, but God is able to make us fruitful nevertheless.

The second part of the chapter is also focused on fruit -the fruit that comes from living a godly life in humility and wisdom. The corollary of this is that the opposite (boasting and lying) also bear fruit – in disorder and all kinds of evil.

James finishes with these words: But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

Lord, please make it so in our lives, by your grace! Amen.

Have a great day!