Don’t Just Hear, Obey! 2
“For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.” Romans 2:13
In John Selden’s book called “Table Talk,” written in 1654 before his death, but was published in 1689. According to him, he wrote: “Preachers say, “Do as I say, not as I do.” But what does it mean? Does that mean some people read the word of God, and teach or preach it to other people, but then they go on to do something else?
Is that really true? If you’re a true Christian, you know this is not the lifestyle to be embraced or practice, but to live according to the word of God. It can be a tough thing to follow the righteous, primarily when we are taught by parents and teachers that do things contrary to what they say in their own words. Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that doing things contrary to Christ’s message is not acceptable.
You should never take anything for granted, especially when it comes to your faith because the blessing of the Lord is interwoven in every aspect of your life, such as how you treat others, how you speak to yourself, and how you spend your time, so forth. Your life will genuinely be impactful and preach-able when you obey and act according to the voice of the Lord.
When God speaks, He expects us to hear and obey Him without any hindrance, interference, or resistance in our response. You are indeed called to live by the word of God, but if you do it with an attitude of obedience, then you will not only be blessed but also have a great impact in the lives of those around us. James 1:22 says, “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.”
1. Oh Lord, I pray for you to give me the strength to do what your word says.
2. Holy Spirit, Help me to do the will of Heavenly Father in my life in other to be a blessing to others in Jesus’ name Amen.