Joel 2:13 – Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. In this study we will focus on the idea of rending our hearts, which is a plea from Joel in the middle of Joel 2, and attempt to understand what Joel was asking for when he asked the people to rend their hearts.
James 1:19 – My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. This verse highlights an important lesson on humility and the importance of knowing when to speak and when to react.