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The Apostle James was a leader of the early church in Jerusalem, and as such, his epistle is filled with practical guidance for Believers who are living in the midst of a culture that is often hostile to their value system.  Early in his letter he says that “Everyone should be quick to listen,slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19-20).  Wow, imagine how following that counsel might impact our social media activity.  A few verses later he lets the reader know that this is more than just friendly advice, when he adds, “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless” (James 1:26).  Ouch!

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