Tag Archives: slow to speak

Speaking for Him Who is Manifold in Understanding

They were triple-teaming him. Eliphaz has tried to make sense of Job’s trouble, “As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8) — Job, you musta’ done something wrong! After Job defends himself, … Continue reading

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The Way of Real Wisdom

Anybody else praying for wisdom these days? More aware now than ever that to navigate our cultural moment we need help from above? A couple of chapters ago James exhorts his readers, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him … Continue reading

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Tame the Untamable

If it’s true, then we really do need to take heed. If it’s as easy to be derailed by it as James says it is, and if it’s really so universally at play as James claims it is, then to … Continue reading

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One Word

They were certain Paul had defiled the temple. Convinced he had brought unbelieving, uncircumcised, and unclean Greeks into the holy place. But it was based only on circumstantial evidence. They had seen Paul earlier with Trophimus the Ephesian. So, when … Continue reading

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Let My Words Be Few (A 2008 Rerun)

Feeling particularly convicted this morning by James 3:1-12. Too close for comfort. Too recent an experience to dodge the bullet. And though “no human being can tame the tongue”, it doesn’t alter the fact that it is sin to “set … Continue reading

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