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Accept the Word

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
2 Tim 3:16
Good verse
As Jesus also said, it is not the hearing of his words but the obeying of them that brings a blessing ().
Matthew 7:24–27 ESV
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Peter H. Davids, “James,” in New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition, ed. D. A. Carson et al., 4th ed. (Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994), 1359.

Studious

Quick to hear
The key ingredient in a teachable spirit is the willingness to listen. The person who listens is the person who is humble before God. The goal of humility is the righteousness of God, not the self-gratification gained by venting anger.
Robert B. Hughes and J. Carl Laney, Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary, The Tyndale Reference Library (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2001), 681.
Robert B. Hughes and J. Carl Laney, Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary, The Tyndale Reference Library (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2001), 681.
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Most people consider high blood pressure a heritable condition, the fact of the matter is that factors under your control likely have much more to do with it. In fact, the most recent research shows that a healthy lifestyle is strongly associated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure and cardiovascular disease regardless of the underlying genetic risk.
Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary 1:19–21 Built on a Teachable Spirit

The key ingredient in a teachable spirit is the willingness to listen. The person who listens is the person who is humble before God. The goal of humility is the righteousness of God, not the self-gratification gained by venting anger.

We’ve already pointed to several unfavorable lifestyle factors, and of course, one of the biggest is diet. So, let’s talk about some of the best foods for maintaining a health blood pressure.
Even though it’s typically associated with athletes and bodybuilders, whey protein can help support healthy blood pressure. β-Lactoglobulin, the most abundant protein in whey, inhibits angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE), which in turn has a beneficial effect on blood pressure. The fact of the matter is that milk consumption and intake of dairy proteins are associated with reduced blood pressure.Beets are a rich source of naturally-occurring nitrates, compounds that increase the body’s production of nitric oxide, which “open up” blood vessels and increase blood flow. Multiple studies have shown that beetroot juice can lower blood pressure. That doesn’t mean you need to gulp down beet juice, but it does suggest that consuming more beets, celery, lettuce, endive, radishes, rhubarb, and turnip greens, which are packed with nitrates, is a good idea.Nuts—and we’re talking ALL nuts, including walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts—are great for pretty much everything, including promoting a healthy blood pressure.Fiber, especially viscous fiber from oats, barley, psyllium, eggplant, and okra, has been shown to lower blood pressure. The fact of the matter is that foods naturally high in fiber—which includes pretty much all fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds—support a healthy heart.While sodium gets most of the attention, potassium plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Of course, bananas are a go-to potassium source, but there are many other foods that are even better sources, including potatoes, white beans, yogurt, milk, sweet potatoes, salmon, dark green leafy veggies, and avocados to name a few.Fatty fish are synonymous with heart health, and they are the best food sources of the essential fats EPA and DHA, which tend to support healthy levels of inflammation and blood pressure. Research suggests that consuming fatty fish (like salmon, sardines, anchovies, rainbow trout, Atlantic mackerel, oysters, mussels, and herring) 3 – 4 times a week may help maintaining healthy blood pressure.Are you ready for some fun foods? How about dark chocolate and red wine, which have both been shown to promote healthy blood pressure when consumed in moderation. Look for dark chocolate that’s at least 70% cocoa, and when it comes to red wine, choose dry varieties (like Cabernet Sauvignon) and stick to one 5-ounce glass.
There are plenty more foods that make the list. But, let us ask you a question, what don’t you see on the list? There aren’t ANY ultra-refined, processed, and packaged foods, right? That’s because the typical Western-style “fast food” diet is one of the greatest contributors to high blood pressure.
Slow to speak
Slow to anger ; ; , ;
James 5:6 ESV
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.
James 5:6
James 2:1 ESV
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
James 3:9 ESV
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
James 4:2 ESV
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
James 4:16 ESV
As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary 1:19–21 Built on a Teachable Spirit

Arrogance and anger were criticized by James throughout the book (2:1; 3:9; 4:2, 16; 5:6).

Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary 1:19–21 Built on a Teachable Spirit

Arrogance and anger were criticized by James throughout the book (2:1; 3:9; 4:2, 16; 5:6). The

Verse:
Human anger, whether called ‘righteous anger’ or not, does not produce God’s type of righteousness. Therefore, the wise person will be slow to open his or her mouth and even slower to express anger.
Peter H. Davids, “James,” in New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition, ed. D. A. Carson et al., 4th ed. (Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994), 1358–1359.
The New Bible Commentary 1:12–27 Second Part: Testing, Gifts, and Listening and Doing

Human anger, whether called ‘righteous anger’ or not, does not produce God’s type of righteousness. Therefore, the wise person will be slow to open his or her mouth and even slower to express anger.

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