I have been studying James for the past month and can not get James 1.22 out of my mind.
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
So many people have grown up in church and have heard the Word taught and learned so much on how to live the Christian life, and have done just that-Heard. When we sit and soak and continue to take in the knowledge of God we become spiritually obese. Its just like when we eating food, when we take in tons of calories a day you will eventually become obese. Why do you get fat? Because you are not burning off the calories you have eaten, you are just consuming, then when you become fat you become unhealthy. Many Christians today are very unhealthy, they think that they can just keep consuming and not apply what they have learned. The Bible says to DO, not to just sit and consume! Your only deceiving yourself! Your not tricking God. God is not impressed with your knowledge, actually no one is. What is impressive, is when you become consumed with the fact that lost people around you are dying and going to hell and you decide to DO something about it. Because you have learned that is the right thing to do and that is what we are called to do as Christians. So again, stop just listening and deceiving yourself and start Doing…