Bible: Jam 1:19-27

Living Out the Message

1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters! 1  Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. 1:20 For human 2  anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 3  1:21 So put away all filth and evil excess and humbly 4  welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls. 1:22 But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves. 1:23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone 5  who gazes at his own face 6  in a mirror. 1:24 For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets 7  what sort of person he was. 1:25 But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, 8  and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out – he 9  will be blessed in what he does. 10  1:26 If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile. 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before 11  God the Father 12  is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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