Wednesday, March 19, 2014

do not

James 1:22  Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourself, do what it says.

Don't merely listen to God's word or read it and tuck it away, saying it is wise, it is good.

BUT

do what it says

act on it

put God's word to use

if  the word says love your neighbor and your enemy as yourself

do it

if it says to serve others

do it

if it says honor your mother and father

do it

if it says don't lie, cheat

don't do that

if it says be kind to others

do it

if it says to love God with your whole heart, soul and mind

do it

will these things be easy to do?

no, not all of them

maybe not even some of them

but what does God want us to do?

to act and not just listen

to do and not be passive

God's word is alive

it requires action on our part

don't just think about his word

but do it

act upon it

live it

love it

use it to glorify the Lord God.

2 comments:

  1. You've covered it, I'll just add, DO IT!

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  2. Or "Do Something" from what I remember in an earlier book review. I like how you get to the point and I hope to improve and just do it.

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