Transformation Today A Daily Devotional With Victor Adeyemi
“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak…” James 1:19.
Sometimes, in conflict situations both parties are wrong and both parties are right. They are just right from a different perspective; they are looking at the same thing from different angles.
If only you would truly listen to your spouse or friend you would find out that they are not always wrong and you are not always right. You can only understand others when you listen to them without bias.
For healthy relationships, you will have to listen twice as much as you speak. Seek to understand before you seek to be understood. If you will understand him/her before you disagree with them, you would avert a lot of unnecessary disagreement due to misunderstanding.
“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord” Isaiah 1:18. Even God listens to us and seeks to understand us by inviting us to reason together with Him. You, therefore, should bridle your tongue and sharpen your ears to listen!
Confession: I confess that I am swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. I listen to others without prejudice. I seek first to understand and not to be understood
Further Study: James 1:16-27.