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 who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. – James 1:22-25 ESV
The Bible is like a mirror, it shows us things that we need to be aware of! The Bible is our instruction manual for those of us who are children of God. For those that are foreigners on this planet: IN THIS WORLD, but NOT OF this world- the Bible is THE WAY, THE TRUTH and the LIFE- the Godly life, in an UNGODLY WORLD!
Leader, Jesus Himself said, “”So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? (Luke 6:46) “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (John 14:15) and later in that same epistle, he doubles down on the statement; Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. (John 14:23,24a) You are NOT of this world, so QUIT doing what the world does!
Conduit, this is what Jesus’ half-brother, James meant when He said, What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:14-17) Remember we are ambassadors of Christ, in chains, as a DOULOS- SLAVE, to our MASTER, JESUS! You were BOUGHT with a PRICE! Today remember WHOSE you are, and WHY you are here! Let JESUS take the wheel of your life, and be a HEARER and DOER of HIS WILL, HIS WORD and HIS WAY!