The scripture says Christians should be doers of the Word, and not hearers only. Are you a doer of the Word?
What does it profit a man if he hears the Word and do not apply it to his life? Nought.
How can you be a true follower of God, if you do not do what His Word says? “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” No. (Matthew 7:16 NIV).
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror” (James 1:19-23).
Fellow believers, the Word of God is not superfluous. It comes to us in the right dosage, and we should apply it to our lives. If we don’t. Luke 12:47 tells us what will happen: “That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows.”
- Being Doers of God’s Word (walkonwater727.wordpress.com)
- A Personal Relationship With Jesus (goldenbible.wordpress.com)
- Be A Doer (victorychurch2943.wordpress.com)
“beaten with many blows”…nice…laughing tearfully…Oh the blows! They are those slaps across the face to wake us up. Stubborn people are bruised and blessed at the same time. We all get it eventually! But without the wake-up calls, we would be hopelessly lost. I’m so very happy that God was unrelenting in His pursuit and finally got my attention.
Wonderful post. I love your short and sweet format…I envy that skill…God bless!
Thanks you very much desciplegideon, for taking the time to read my post. We worship a merciful God. He is ever faithful and willing to forgive us for our trespasses. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, He says: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Wow…that post was kinda well a hint scary at the end there…is there no room for grace?…I mean I understand the highway of holiness and that there are no evil-doers allowed to travel that narrow road but..the rest are not all doomed to be beaten as your referenced scripture eludes to, God judges every situtaion in His justness and does he not allow grace even for those who disobey at times??
Just wondering kinda askin..
Absolutely. We live by God’s grace. It was grace that bought our liberty. We are all sinners saved by grace. Romans 3:10 says: “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one.” But “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).