Monday is the second day of the week. So
the Lord wants to encourage you today with the hope
that is yours.
Arise pick up your mat and walk out the time you have today, make a difference
Every word you speak and think will be heard loud
in heaven. Make every word count.
Jas 3:6 And the tongue is a fire. [The
tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and
depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of
man's nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea animal, can be tamed and
has been tamed by human genius (nature).
8 But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined,
irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made
in God's likeness!
10 Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my
brethren, ought not to be so.
11 Does a fountain send forth [simultaneously] from the same opening fresh water
12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine figs? Neither can a
salt spring furnish fresh water.
13 Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble
living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the
proper attribute] of true wisdom.
14 But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish
ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance
of and false to the Truth.
15 This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is
earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal).
16 For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish
ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all
sorts of evil and vile practices.
Now this word will bring life to all
that find it!!!
3:17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is
peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to
reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and
straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and
Jas 3:18 And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God's will in
thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for
and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord,
agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful
mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].