Receive the Word
In His Presence: Putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves (James 1:21-22).
When we resign ourselves to the truth of God’s Word, we must next receive the Word as God’s message for our lives. We must put aside all our filthiness and sin, confessing, acknowledging, and agreeing with God about our sin. Sin blocks the working of God through the Word, so it must be dealt with properly.
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We must receive the Word in humility, which means we come under its authority. This shows our reverence for God’s authority.