This month we will study the Book of James. Chapter 1 teaches us how to deal with trials and temptations. The key verse is James 1:19.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: (James 1:19)
Yesterday, we studied verses 13-21, God does not tempt man. Today we will look at verses 22-25, Be doers of the Word.
Be doers of the Word (Verses 22-25)
- Be doers of the Word v 22
- Not hearers only v 23-24
- Be a doer and hearer of the Word and be blessed v 25
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 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.”
God graciously gave us the Bible so that we would know exactly how we are to live life. Have you ever read the Bible cover to cover? If not, how can you be a doer of the Word if you do not know what it says? The Old Testament gives the foundation stones, history, and ramifications of opposing God. The New Testament fulfills the Old Testament prophecies through Jesus Christ. It is practical and tells us how to be saved and conduct our lives. But it is essential that we read, understand, obey, and do what God has asked us to do through His Word.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001