“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” (James 1:22)
It’s wonderful to spend time reading, reflecting on, sharing, and hearing God’s word, but we are called to do so much more with the beautiful truth that God’s word reveals to us. We have to put what we know to be true into action! Applying God’s word to our lives each day not only shows that we are wise, but also positions us for abundant blessings from above!
“Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:17)
God’s word is the foundation for life itself. Hearing the word and not applying it leads to deception. When we take time to learn the truth and then apply it to our own lives, we are made to be more stable; built on a solid foundation. Stability in Christ allows us not to easily be shaken by attacks from the enemy that come our way in the form of deception and lies.
God’s word tells us that as long as we are living here on Earth, we will have problems. So, it is false hope to continue to search for a problem-free life here on Earth. Instead of searching for solutions to problems or focusing on living a problem free life, let’s shift our focus to only searching for Jesus and allowing Him space in our hearts each day. This is how we are filled, which causes us to reflect the glory of the Lord to others.
“Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24)
We are blessed when we are doers of God’s word!
Additional Verses For Further Study of Being a Doer of The Word:
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 2:18 NLT)
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. (James 1:22-24 NLT)
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. (Hebrews 4:12 NLT)
“Lord, I am thankful for Your truth. Your word guides my life. Fill me with even more of You, so that I can be a doer of your word.”
Wishing you all a great week!