God's Truth for Trying Times - 8/2/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 8/2/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: James 1:19-20

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. [James 1:19-20 ESV]


CONSIDER: These verses can aptly be applied to human relationships, but they first must be applied to our relationship with God. When the going gets tough we must be quick to hear the word of God, slow to speak a word of blame against God, slow to be angry with God because of the way our life is turning out. We must trust God and his righteousness.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?