James Chapter 3 Discussion

  • John Joseph Sumao-i on James 3
    What is the cause why James says that be not many master? Or what is the situation?
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on James 3:11
    philippians 2:5 the scripture says let this mind be in you, which was also in christ jesus. christ died for us while we were yet sinners. romans 5:8.
  • FredScanlan on James 3
    really, at no greater time should we be resolved to hold our tongue! I know this from my own experience, that when the times are evil indeed what a little fire will kindle. These days are dying and dry without righteousness. If there is no righteousness, there will be no peace! What wisdom found in these words. Escalation, a word we do not want to hear again.
  • BSP on James 3
    Verse 15-Envy and contentiousness are characteristic of earthly humans who are alienated from God and they are animalistic in the lack of spirituality. It is demonic or evil in that it is characteristic of demons who are proud and ambitious.
  • Paul on James 3:2
    The only Gteat & Mighty Things the Lord is going to Reveal to me when I ask , is the "..Great is the Mistery Of Godliness...

    in relationship to His Plan, Purposes,&....Times & Seasons, as He did in the life of King , Prophet, Priest David & his advisors Ya gave him...

    Morning (Nigeria time),

    What Ljgood commented on Jas 3:2 was it really relevant to that chapter / verse because I cant see too much relevance to it.....
  • James 32 Commentary - in Reply on James 3:2
    Wesley's Notes for James 3:2

    3:2 The same is able to bridle the whole body - That is, the whole man. And doubtless some are able to do this, and so are in this sense perfect.

    People's Bible Notes for James 3:2

    James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. All are liable to stumble and make mistakes.

    These can hardly be excused in the teacher.

    If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man. He who controls his tongue gives proof of his ability to maintain entire self control.
  • Brianna vs 10 on James 3:10
    Excellent reminder. So many christians have become comfortable with using profanity. How can we praise God and curse out the same mouth!?!?!?! True the tongue is a difficult thing to tame, but there is a difference between actively trying to utter pleasing speech and just simply giving in to bad behaviour. With God all things are possible. If we want to overcome a problem, he can help us.
  • Pastor Hatcher on James 3
    I completely agree with James that the tongue is a fire. If we don't constantly pray, and work on our speech, we can send out the wrong message continually. It is set on fire of hell. If we are not carefully, we can say words that will destroy someone and even drive them away from God. May the Lord help me to always, be a light.
  • Jontommybob on James 3:16
    Watching the news this morning, which has been consistently bad lately, I had the thought that smart, ambitious, selfish people, cause most of the troubles of The world. I did a google search on this and found That James 3:16 says very much the same thing, which I remembered reading, though I had forgotten it, but perhaps not.

    It is discomforting to discover that the source of all our trouble is us. It is just the way of human nature to lean toward evil. There is no cure for that.
  • E Card on James 3
    James asked some thought provoking questions that are easy to in word but not in deed. Yet, mankind chooses the worst answer every day. Twisted, rotten, sower, shameful and drinking to much of the devils brew. Living water will make any precious soul the apple of Gods eyes. Look Up!
  • Flora on James 3
    I know that the bible is the word of God. The tongue is powerful because it says in scripture the words you speak out of your mouth will cause it to happen. We need to guard our tongue and think before we say words that can harm, not forgotten, and can be measured.
  • Brianna vs.10 on James 3
    Can one be a good christian and use profanity? I think not. My co-workers claim to be Christians , but curse with every breath. They even defend their cursing, believing them to just be words, or saying God doesn't care. This verse proves to me that God does care. How can you uttering blessings and saying foul language out of the same mouth? The Bible clearly says this is not right.
  • Richard Boettcher - in Reply on James 3
    The Bible tells us that filthy communication corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians. also James chapter 3 has a lot to say about the tongue. Jesus we will have to give an account of every word we speak Matthew 12:36
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on James 3
    That wicked, ever learning but unable to discern Scripture, said to himself (but not aright,) Let us bait him into saying that which is unprofitable: that he may anger God and fall into our pit by the net which we have set for him. I say circumcise thy heart: For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regard not persons, nor takes reward:
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on James 3
    Your mouth reveals your wickedness. So It is written, For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Thus says the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves wrath for his enemies.
  • Tamyra Cooper on James 3
    Isn't that the truth ---> "Verse 16: Jealousy and Contentiousness give way to terrible attitudes. We must guard against such traits."
  • Ivy Johnson on James 3
    #5: Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things,behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! We are guilty of this sin. No matter how we try, there is always something said to upset us. We can’t take it back. It’s already out our mouths. Even if we think before we speak. We are trained to react that way. We have to crucify our tongues.God can give victory.

  • A disciple on James 3
    Jean (cont.); Better to take the low place, and let the LORD exalt you if and when He sees fit to do so, FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES AND GLORY! In the following verses is expounded to us how and why that is. We need to be brought under subjection and obedience, like a ship by its rudder, and a horse by the bit in its mouth. The uncontrolled tongue has power, and shows how undisciplined we really are.
  • A disciple on James 3
    Jean; "My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation." Jesus said that whoever of us wishes to be great, let him be servant of all; just as He Himself came, not to be served, but to serve. By taking a place of leadership among the Saints there comes the demand of God with it to be an example of the things with which you teach and lead others.
  • BSP on James 3
    Verse 16: Jealousy and contentiousness give way to terrible acts and attitudes. We must guard against such traits.
  • Child of God on James 3
    Love the book of James.
  • Kim on James 3
    I have been struggling with controlling my tongue so much lately...my living situation is such that for now I am forced to live in close proximity to a couple of unbelievers and I repent and do it again...and its true...it causes so much strife and damage for such a small member...lights huge fires like these verses describe...but praise the Lord I am truly grateful for His chastisement...we learn
  • Sonny on James 3
    as a new Christian, I love the book of James, I try to live my life the way he would
  • A disciple on James 3
    BSP; YES! When someone has it in their heart to take the lead, it is a good thing; and for the honor of that place we are to hearken to them and give them double honor, for their labor in the Word. But it is also imperative that they be pure and upright men, and really know of what they speak and teach, as the Lord demands greater from those to whom more is entrusted. Matt. 23:2-3 confirms this.
  • BSP on James 3
    Verse 1 shows that those men who are taking the lead have a greater responsibility before Jehovah God.
  • A disciple on James 3
    The Jews' "religion" is not of God! They are the descendant of those who slew the Heir, and seized control of God's vineyard for themselves; ( Matthew 21:38; Mark 12:7; Luke 20:14). They are Israel's Rulers which CAUSE THEM TO ERR; for they themselves do not enter the kingdom of God, and they forbid and hinder everyone who does. They do not submit to God, are contrary to all, and do not please Him!
  • Insight777 on James 3
    V12, Jesus taught James that 2 religions can not be 1 religion. Judaism does not morph into Christianity. They are completely different religions, defining God in completely different ways.
    The Jews will always fight. They will fight believing, regardless of what pain and suffering they cause, they are directed by God. If that was truth no one would know the name of Jesus.
  • Pam Davidson on James 3
    And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity

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