James 1:22–25 (ESV)
Hearing and Doing the Word
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks
intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the
perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
When I read this passage,
I think of the saying to “Walk the walk and talk the talk.” Lip service is not what God is looking for… He wants both! For us to walk the talk. We are saved by faith, but we are not to avoid works.
I pray: O Lord, help me to put your Words into action… to hear and to do your Word. Amen.