Be Swift to Listen

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“Let everyone be swift to listen, and slow to speak…”

~James 1:19

“For those who restrain their lips are wise.”

~Proverbs 10:19

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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22 Responses to Be Swift to Listen

  1. Nice. The deer who pace the perimeter of our garden are swift to listen and swift of hoof, should we open a door to scare them away.

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  2. Beautiful! I’m praying for the Lord to make my feet like hind’s feet and my ears like that doe’s.

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  3. Mitch-
    I actually have James 1:19-20 tattooed on the inside of my right forearm so I’ll always be reminded. ” You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.” I find that last bit particularly important: my anger does not produce God’s righteousness. I do think, though, that sometimes God’s righteousness produces my anger. But that requires oh so much discernment and is a large topic for another time.

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  4. kendorphin says:

    Very true. Too often I speak before I’ve taken the time to really hear someone.

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  5. Rocky says:

    I’m going to share this with, “God gave you two ears and one mouth. Which do you think he meant for you to use the most?”

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  7. Silence is truly Golden.

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  8. lynn__ says:

    LOVE this, Mitch! Gonna repost your meme on my FB page 🙂

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  9. numrhood says:

    james 1:44
    proverbs 35:44

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  10. beatrizzp says:

    Cada palabra y cada silencio tienen consecuencias.

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  11. Ann Coleman says:

    Such wise words, especially in these days!

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  13. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I’ve just copied those wise words into my quote journal. Well said, Attentive Listener!

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  14. numrhood says:

    james 1:44 & proverbs 35:44


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