Bible: James 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.