“Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.
God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage.
In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. (James 1:19-21 MSG)”
We tend to do the opposite: see anger rise up, lead with our mouths then follow with our ears. We speak before we listen and defend before we understand.
Being humble means you don’t have to prove you are right.
You don’t have to allow anger to dictate your reactions or your words.
Being humble is simply asking for God’s help and advice.
Being wise is following it and putting it into practice.
Choose wisdom, be humble and lead with your ears.