James 1:21… Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
James urges Disciples to rid ourselves of all filthiness and the wickedness that is so prevalent in our world today. Take off all forms of sin like you shed dirty clothes. Anger is the sin of moral filth that needs to be shoved into the washing machine. All filth represents any sin that damages the spirit of a believer and limits a right relationship with God. If believers take off moral filth and evil, what do they put on in its place?
James urged his readers to humbly receive the implanted word. Humble reception of something from God means willingly taking it and using it for His purposes. The implanted word represents God’s truth established in your life; first for salvation and then for sanctification; the process of growing closer to the image of Jesus. The Word produces faith A that grows the soul or spirit of Disciples to maturity.
Do you humbly receive the Word of God and apply it in your life every day?