Are You A Hearer Who Forgets Or A Doer Who Acts?

a doer who acts

A divine challenge for your day,

“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his reflection in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.” (James 1:23-24)

Imagine peering into a mirror as you head out of your house when you notice your hair is a mess, your shirt is stained, and plastered on your face are the remnants of breakfast… and you do nothing about it as you head out the door. James tells us this is no different than looking into the mirror of God’s word, seeing our true selves and doing nothing about it. Let us never be deceived into thinking that merely hearing God’s word, or studying and comprehending its intricate details is enough. As believers, we must do more than hear the Word or know the Word… we must practice the Word. So today, “look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free,” remembering, “if you do what it says and do not forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it” (James 1:25).

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Other post in Devotions From The Epistle of James:

You Are Not Your Own

Are You Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself?

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