Are You a Doer of the Word?
Luke 6:46. “But why do you call Me `Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say?”
When you are born again, you become a new creature. Old things are passed away and all things have become new.
You are new, your spirit has been recreated in the image of God. God’s nature dwells in you. God’s nature is love. If God’s nature dwells in you, then you are full of the love of God! We should jaceyl walk in that love, everyday!
However, there is more to being a Christian, than going around loving everyone.
We are to do the commandments of the Lord.
James 1:22-25: “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. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
James is writing to believers in this letter, not unsaved people.
He is telling them to be blessed, they must do what the Word, God’s Word, says.
Yes, we must walk in love toward everyone, our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as our enemies. Yet, we have to do so much more.
Let’s look at what God said to Joshua when he took over the leadership of Israel, after the death of Moses.
Joshua 1:8: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Are you studying God’s Word? Is it a priority in your life. Do you read it daily and meditate on, think about, what you have read? Are you speaking God’s Word in your life? Remember, God tells Joshua the Word shall not depart from his mouth, as well as telling him to meditate in it day and night, He is to speak scriptures to himself, to remind him what the Word says.
Jesus says in Luke 6:46, that we are to keep his commandments if we love Him.