Acting and Not Just Listening


The Bible has one important purpose --to live it.

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22, KJV).

As a small boy I was introduced to James 1:22 and it became and remains my life verse. I received a GPS device for Christmas this year. I know what you are thinking, that was a last year’s gift. I am always behind when it comes to electronic devices. 

I am from the ‘old school.' My wife is helping me learn how to use it. It would do me no good if I just hook it up in my car and not use it, much like one of the most precious gifts God had given believers, the Bible. 

We can learn to quote it by verse and chapter and be able to answer every question on Bible Trivia, but what good is that knowledge except to impress others? I don’t think impressing others is how God intended for us to use the Bible. 

The Bible has one important purpose, to live it. We are challenged to come to the point when we understand the Bible is given to us to do what it says. We have no other choice but to do it or get lost in this world we are in. The Bible is our GPS device given to bring direction and assurance to us on the trail of life. The Bible can be used to impress others or assist us in becoming what God intended us to become. The choice is ours.

Written By Jim Carpenter

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