Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.James 1:22 (KJV)
Generally the King James is not my go-to translation, but I like the way this verse trips off the tongue in the King’s English.
We can read
and even create lovely Instagram graphics of scripture,
but we’re missing something if we stay only hearers
(and even sharers),
and fail to be do-ers.
One cannot bake a cake by merely reading the recipe.
At some point, eggs must be cracked.
This is not news. This is nothing new.
But like everything that keeps us healthy and whole
We need to be reminded.
Because we get busy doing life, keeping our head above water, trying to make the ends meet
Sometimes we trip in to being doers of the Word when we’re busy doing other things, but…
most of the time, it requires our intention
Mid-week is a good time to pause consider where we have been doing the Word of the Lord this week, and how we might do some more as the week goes on.
Be ye doers of the Word. God knows the world needs it.