DCLM Higher Everyday 14 August 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Hearers and Doers
TOPIC: HEARERS AND DOERS
TEXT: JAMES 1:22-25
23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
MEMORY VERSE: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (JAMES 1:22).
A man once lived in New York City and died at the age of 63 without ever working. He obtained many degree certificates but never practiced what he learnt because he had access to a trust fund that had been left to him by a wealthy relative who passed away when he was just a child.
The trust fund stated that, “As long as the man is in school, he should be supported with enough money.” The man decided to remain in school till he died not because of his thirst for knowledge but as a means of getting income.
Unfortunately, many youths have been hearing from God’s word from childhood but they never do it. The huge number of people that go to church has not significantly reduced the crime rate in our societies. Many people go to church as routine.
Hence, Jesus said, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Dear friend, make a commitment to be a doer of God’s Word and not a hearer only.
QUOTE: Be a doer of God’s Word and not a hearer only.
CHALLENGE: Be sure you do all you hear from the word of God.
PRAYER: Holy Father, give me the grace to obey Your word, in Jesus’ name.