Tuesday, February 17

Let the Bible Change Your Life! Pt. 3

So far, I've given the first three P's of having our personal devotion time in the Bible in this post and also this one.

Here's the fourth one:

#4 - PRACTICE: Apply to your life what God has shown you in His Word. Living out the Scriptures is difficult for even the most mature Christian... but we will never experience life change if aren't intentional in putting into practice the things we are learning on a daily basis. James, the brother of Jesus, warns us to "be doers of the word, and not just hearers... otherwise we are only fooling ourselves" (Jam. 1:22).

Interestingly, the Greek word for "hearer" is a word from where we get our English word "auditor", one who doesn't fully participate... like a person who "audits" a class. That person only pays a portion of the tuition cost, is not accountable for doing homework or taking tests... they don't even have to show up to class! They're auditing... and they're only responsible for the information! What they do with it, is up to them!

James says, "Don't audit through what you're learning in the Bible! Fully participate! Get involved by putting the principles and precepts into practice! Because if you don't... you're only fooling yourself."

Be a DOER OF THE WORD... not just a hearer. Put the Word into practice...

...and watch it radically transform your life!

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