Being doers and not just hearers.
So, as I am sitting here at work, I had some down time and God placed on my heart James 1:22 which says “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
Now I have heard that scripture plenty of times in my life, but I never really dwelled on it.
Now before I go into my blog, if you have not read the book of James I suggest you read it.
Now God has been dealing with me on a lot of things lately. But it was interesting that this particular blog I started writing last year.
But why did he bring me back to this blog?
I simply needed it at this moment.
As a Christian there needs to be an understanding about God's word. He wants us to study his words and know his words so we can apply his words to our lives so we can out lives for him.
How good is it that we read the manual on how to put something together, and we toss it aside and put it together like we want to?
It's not going to come out right. Same thing with our lives.
How can we hear God's word and know what it tells us to do, but we decide it’s better for us to do what we want?
Oh the mess our lives would benefit in.
Psalms 119:105 says “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
It’s a manual for lives. Gods word is our manual God wants us to use to live this life. It will show us the way we need to go to live a Godly life.
But if we disregard the word and live how we want to, we are just playing ourselves.
That’s why it says at the end of verse 22 that we would be “deceiving your own selves.”
We may feel like our lives is put together right, but if we don’t use the manual God had given us, it may look ok on the outside but in truth is we are broken and missing pieces on the end side.