Study: Being ‘Slow to Speak’

Note: Click here to read the Crosswalk article: “How Can Being Slow To Speak Heal Us?”

  1. In James 1:9, the author writes about two actions:

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak…”

What is the connection between them? How does one effect the other?

2. The Apostle Paul wrote that believers need to show spiritual ‘fruit’ in their lives:

”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

Think about how being slow to speak demonstrates each of these traits.

3. Do you find it easy or hard to “wait your turn” in a conversation?
If you struggle in this area, ask God to heal any hurts or to adjust any attitudes that might make it challenging for you.

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