My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Wednesday, January 09, 2008

James 3

Tonne-gui

Summary:
Teachers will be judged more strictly. Like a small rudder turns a massive ship, so does our tongue have a huge affect. What we say can destroy us. We have made spaceships, and have counted every gene in our body, but we still can't control our tongues. It praises God and curses others, which is pretty dumb. That's like hot and cold water coming out of the same tap. Dumb.

Some 'wisdom' is bitter and arrogant. That's not from God. God's wisdom is humble and loving.

Key verse:
5. the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

My thoughts:
Yea... so watch what you say, I guess. It's kinda funny that words aren't really physical things (or the physical existence of them is completely unrelated to what they mean), yet they determine the vast majority of what is important and relevant in our lives. Everything is authorised, permitted, given, taken, celebrated, glorified with words most of the time.

Anywho... it's a bad idea to think of yourself as smarter than others. Firstly, you're probably wrong, and secondly, it's just a dick thing to do.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Pete, mate your almost finished. Mental. Your comment at the bottom of this passage made me laugh. Deeply profound and well put.

3:12 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I forgot to put my name as it was anon (its James Pearson).

3:13 am

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Sweet as anonymous. Are you the same anonymous who is attacking Scientology at the moment?

Yea, man, I'll be finished in Feb. Sweet aye!

8:57 pm

 

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