Read James 1 today.

Verse 1, 18, and 23 have given me some things to think about and I have marked them in my Bible as needing additional study. When you come across words or phrase that make you say, “Hmmm”, I encourage you to make a note of it. Seek some answers to your questions rather than merely reading on. It adds some depth to your reading and understanding.
The words written about listening seem relevant to our contemporary culture. The ease with which we speak, and the diverse means by which we are able to do so (actual speech, written words, social media, etc.) seem to have made listening less valued. Many speak, but does anyone listen?
Today, hold your tongue, and try listening to those around you.
James 1:19-27 NLT
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. [20] Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. [21] So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.
[22] But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. [23] For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. [24] You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. [25] But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
[26] If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. [27] Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.