1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. (James 3 KJV)
As I watched the confirmation hearings taking place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and hearing the President of the United States and his administration, I thought about James Chapter three. Looking at the entire chapter and not just one or two verses shows God intended us to have meekness, pursue meekness, hold our brashness, our tongue in order to be received by God.
I heard a calm woman tell her story and I heard men not holding their tongues, no bit in their mouth, making them uncontrollable. They were metaphorically cursing then saying, to the world that was watching and listening, flowery, cajoling phrases, hoping their base supporters would buy into it. Most have and will perish also. The policy makers evidently do not want peace therefore (verse thirteen) evokes God’s fury. The Lord dislike noncompliance, disobedience, and in this case, hatefulness. The Lord will have His say and will have His way. No one can talk over, talk louder, nor disregard God. Read James three and repent, let go the evilness within.
This matter is be no means finished. I believe in God and I believe God will have the final say about this unashamed abuse of power. The disregarding of their oath to represent the people. The people that overwhelmingly does not agree with what is happening. I have said that God look at the future. God will take us through things to achieve some other thing. God has the power and they do not, although they think they have all the power. They are only for themselves, not the people and surly not God. They should read James 3, all of it.
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:2-4 KJV)
6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. (Proverbs 28:6 KJV)
Many in Congress have been elected to serve their people and are now rich. They care only for themselves. There is one that vowed to serve only two six-year terms but is now on the third term. I have written about the lying, truth bending, and becoming rich in the process. God, have mercy on their souls. In the process, have mercy on our souls.