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Obey the Bible’s Instruction

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Obey the Bible’s Instruction

It’s easy to hear the Word. It’s not as easy to weave it into the everyday fabric of our life and thought. But, if you want to build your life on God’s Word then you must obey its instruction.

Jesus told a story about two men. Both had consistent exposure to the Word. Both heard the sermons and read the books. But only one put the truths he learned into practice in his everyday life.

One day the inevitable storms of life came to both men. The outcome was so different.

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.[1]

The other man fell apart and GREAT was the fall of his house!

The Apostle James wrote about being not only a hearer of the Word but a doer of the Word.

We can’t just hear it. It’s vital that we DO IT!

Most scholars believe that James was one of the brothers of Jesus. James did not become a follower of his older brother, Jesus until after the resurrection when Jesus appeared to James in His resurrected body.  No doubt in the early years James heard the Word taught by Jesus many times. But he did not internalize the Word or put it into practice.

First, we must accept the authority of the Word, second, we must then begin to practice it, and third, we must learn to self-feed.

Don’t miss the next blog coming up in just a few days about the importance of learning to self-feed.

To listen to this entire message via podcast, click here.

[1] Matthew 7:24-25 NIV

 

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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