"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
1. Do you find yourself talking more than listening? Do you interrupt others or think of what you're going to say instead of hearing what they are saying?
2. What sets off your temper? What is it about that situation or person that can get you so angry so fast?
3. Anger isn't wrong, but what we do with our anger can be wrong. Think of how you usually express your anger. Can you think of a way to express your anger that would be more godly?
4. Is God's word planted in you? Do you believe it can save you? Save you from what?
5. In what way have you deceived yourself? Have you listened to God's word and not obeyed? Think of a way you can "do what it says" this week.
We can't do what the Bible says if we don't know what it says. Pray for God to give you a desire to read the Bible, to help you understand what you read and to help you apply it.