“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
In the past two months, we have learnt so much about growing deeper spiritually and exercising our authority in Christ. The onus is therefore on us to do as we have been taught. Only then can the knowledge profit us.
You’ve probably heard someone say “the fastest way to learn a thing is by doing it”. This is very true.
All the knowledge of Scriptures that we possess will not make a difference if we do not practice it. Even Jesus taught and did the word. (Acts 1:1)
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” James 1:25
Joshua 1:8 is a popular scripture that speaks to the importance of studying the word and it says something intrinsic to our discussion today.
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 (ESV)
You should already get the point- the blessing lies in the doing.
After hearing the word and diligently taking notes, our response should be to do the word.
Sharing what you have learnt with others physically and virtually is very beautiful but you must endeavor to make that knowledge your reality. You must walk the talk.
Jesus instructed us to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)
A simple proof of our faith in God and His word is the works that we do. Now and always, do the word.