James 1:22 says “Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves. Do what is says."
I don’t know everything that the Word of God says, so it is vital that I study the Bible to understand it better. I need the Holy Spirit to show me new truths that I have yet to learn.
However, this verse tells us all that listening to the Word is not enough. As a matter of fact, if all we do is hear it-we deceive ourselves-thinking that’s all we need to do.
Application-that’s where it’s at! Do what the Bible says- that is the key!
Look after widows and orphans in their need, the Word teaches in James. So, we can give our time and money to visit and supply meals for widows or build a children’s home or possibly even adopt a child. You can think of more ways than this I’m sure. So, whatever you hear God asking of you in His Word through His Holy Spirit today, BE SURE AND DO IT!
And there you go!