Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Doer of the Word

Good Morning Family,

I hope that you all are doing well this fine day. In our every day lives, we find ourselves reading and taking in many things, but a majority of it we read as if it was FYI.  For example, if I go into the doctor's office, I may pick up a Southern Comfort or Time Magazine to read, but I'm only doing it to pass the time.  Unless something was really interesting, I will forget what I just read.  Do you find yourself doing the same thing with God's Word? 

In James 1:22-25, it says:
(22) Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (23) Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror (24) and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. (25) But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
The Word of God is not just there for our entertainment purposes.  It is there to guide and instruct us how He wants us to live.

The reading of scripture brings us a little closer to God, but our actions bring us the closest.  I am one who learns best by seeing an example or a demonstration.  Learning the theory of how something works is fine, but the real learning comes by hands on work.  Think back to school (or if you are currently in school) when you had a science class.  What did you do? You first studied the topic and learned the theory and reasoning behind it.  Then, you did lab experiments to experience the application of your learned theory.

Don't let the Word of God be like a magazine on your doctor's office table.  Let it become apart of who you are and guide how you live.  Being a hearer of the Word is good, but becoming a doer of the Word is great!

Be blessed and have a good one.


Antoine E. Hall

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"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33
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