Studying the Word of God must be something essential in our lives, but there are also other things that are attached to that priority, an example is prayer. Another very important thing is to have a goal of why we read and study the Bible. The Bible must be studied more than to acquire knowledge, to live it or to be doers of it, because it is of no use to us only to know and know and at the end of the day not to obey what we have learned and studied.Of course, the Bible tells us about the fact that we must be doers of the Word, the Apostle James said:
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 observing his natural face in a mirror;
24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
The apostle James is considered one of those men who do not have “hair on the tongue” to speak, he was very precise and direct in everything he said, and this time, in these verses he shows us his harsh words when he writes this to that church.
We hear a sermon every Sunday during the week, and we ask ourselves: What is our purpose when we read or when we hear the sermon? Is it just listening and reading? My beloved brothers must not be so, since everything we hear or study from the Bible must be so that we grow spiritually, and that must be our struggle day after day, to see what we can add to our spiritual life to please more and more our Lord.
Be doers of the Word
It is not useful for us to get knowledge of any science without receiving any profit from it; so the knowledge of the Word of God does not help us if we don’t put its teaching into practice. Besides, if someone is not attracted to obey the Word of God, it is a bad thing for them, since the power of God for salvation will certainly not be received and people could be eternally damned.
Therefore, those kinds of people deceive themselves, and do not become aware of the evil which is in them. They neglect the salvation of their souls; they reject nothing less than the grace of God which comes from the person of Jesus Christ, who was sent into this world to either save anyone that believes in Him or to be a stumbling stone to others.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”
Then it is good for us all to be doers of the Word, so that we can get the blessings that come from the fountain of Life, the Lord Jesus Christ.
May the Lord God make us all be wise people that obey his Word, being doers of its teaching. Amen.