THEME: LISTENING AND HEARING
James 1:22-25 NKJV
“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.”
-Listening and hearing is a practice that is inherent in the hearts of people and an act of the will. Hearing should be accompanied by acting upon the word of God and a blessing is released. The one who fails to do the will of God after hearing forgets that he/she is created in the image and likeness of God. We are called to pursue the perfect law of God which sets us free, that is the law of love. Love for God and for one another. He who hears God’s word and does it is a wise man who builds his house on the rock, and when rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock (Matthew 7:24-27).
Dear Lord Jesus only You are Holy and Your holiness will never cease. Only You are Righteous, may Your righteous be found in us by Your grace and mercy. You have called us not to be hearers only but doers of Your will. May You help to obey Your divine will loving Savior. May You teach us to do Your will. May You increase in us love for You Lord and our neighbors as ourselves. May You teach us hear Your voice and act accordingly. May You deliver all those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, pornography and masturbation, betting and gambling, and other evil vices. May You deliver all those who are sick and suffering dear Savior. May You look to us with mercy and answer our prayers and hearts desires. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: James 1:22