How do you need to react to the Word of God?

No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets the Author face to face. –Harris

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:18-19

In these verses I see that we need to react to the Word of Truth in three ways:

1. Swift to Hear—We should be prepared to hear the Word of God when read, when taught, when Preached, or even when sung!

2. Slow to Speak—We should only speak when the Word of God has penetrated our lives. Taking time to meditate on what was said.

3. Slow to Wrath—Instead of having a wicked response to the Word of God we better take the time to consider what the Word means in and to our life.

How you react to the Word will determine whether you live a victorious or defeated life!