James 3

I just came across this video again. It was produced by Desiring God and when I first saw it a couple of years ago it profoundly challenged and convicted me. So I thought I’d post it up here on the Rant and see what you guys make of it.

Let me know what you think:

4 thoughts on “James 3

  1. Just looks a stressed out morning getting organised making sure the kids are dressed properly ready for the school run maybe to shout at other road users, they should have set the alarm to allow plenty of time, a few minutes added to your morning preparation time can prevent frantic dressing, no breakfast, and forgotten tasks that need to be done before leaving. Their church must be a fair way out or its start to early. The film was about chaos that occurs at home trying to get the family out the door could have been off anywhere.

  2. Haha!! I love that you posted that at 4:22am Al! LOL!!! Nothing wrong with your alarm clock eh?!! I was also awake at that time as I now have 2 alarm clocks called Ezra and Anastasia!! I think, however, that the point goes deeper than mere time management though. The clue is in the title of the film ‘James 3’, because in James 3 we read these words:

    “…no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.” (v8-10)

    If you watch the film again with these verses in mind I think you’ll see that the film maker is exposing the fakeness of religion – that in the same morning this stressed out dad was screaming at his kids, cussing out his wife, then he walks into church with a big smile and starts singing praises to God – all with the same tongue!! That’s what I find so challenging about it because, if I’m being honest with myself – I know I can be so guilty of this too!

  3. Hi Dai, I thought it was posted by your side kick James no wonder i could not understand why it profoundly challenged him.
    It points out not all professing to be christian are .All hypocrites are sinners, but not all sinners are hypocrites. (Isaiah 9-17 God loves the hypocrite in & out of church and wants them to repent)(Mark 7-6 the people honoureth me with lips,but their heart is far from me).As i said i had twins one would wake up, and wake up the other and so on , yes its hard but it gets better in a year or so LOL. Will watch the white haired man may comment later, don’t think that can be James but could be you going grey keeping up with your two alarm Ezra and Anatasia.

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