Verse of the Day, March 5, 2020
James 1:26 KJV “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”
Most people don’t have to go far from their homes to run into a hypocrite; could be the neighbor, lady on the bus, coworker, boss, maybe even spouse, child, or parent.
Feelings, emotion, and self-righteousness are usually the culprits behind someone deceiving themselves (not to mention the lack of routine self-evaluations).
James stated that any man (woman or child) who appears to be very religious, very holy and spiritual, and are not able to control their mouth is simply deceiving themselves. Their whole spiritual, religious, or pious walk is all in vain.
It’s like scoring a hundred points in practice and not playing in the game. Hitting home runs in practice, but striking out in the games; all of it is vain. The very first thing a person of the Most-High must be able to do is to control their tongue, thus controlling themselves.
Praise the Most-High today!
Share with someone who may need a word from the HIGHEST today! Read the entire chapter below!
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from
the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive
with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein,
he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.