This devotional was written by Jim Burns
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:22-25
To make a difference in your world you've got to be real. There is nothing worse than a holier-than-thou Christian who never shares his hurts and sorrows. I don't know about you, but I can't relate to perfection. Authentic people make a difference in the world. I heard recently of a minister in the
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1. James 1:22-25 describes two courses of action a Christian can take. The first is to just listen to the word, and the second is to listen to the word and do it. Which course of action do you take most in your Christian walk?
2. Is your walk as strong as your talk? In what area of your life do you need to be more authentic?
FURTHER READING: James 2:12, John 13:17
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