MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY, 2020
THEME: DO THE WORD 1
PASSAGE: JAMES 1:19-27
HYMN: MHB 303- O WORD of God Incarnate
MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.”
‘Action,’ it is said, ‘speaks louder than words or voice.’ Reading or listening to God’s Word is not the most important thing about our Christian faith. God is not always interested in the lofty profession of His Word but is much interested in doing or living out the Word in our everyday interaction. It is only in doing the Word that those who are truly children of God are known (John 14:21). Going to church regularly, attending weekly activities like Bible study, reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is all-important but those acts only do not guarantee one a part in the Kingdom of God. The simple rule to inherit an apartment in the Kingdom of God is DOING THE WORD OF GOD.
This generation is full of people who practise religion. They are keen on observing all religious festivals and rituals; heeding religious leaders’ instructions, but finding it difficult to keep the commandments of God. Today, we have people who are able to recite many books of the Bible, quoting many passages and still find it difficult to live in line with the Biblical principles in their daily engagements. These are people Apostle James described as hearers only, who observe their faces in the natural mirror and soon after forget what they look like.
Those who will honour God and live for Him in line with Biblical injunctions shall receive blessings from God (James 1: 25). Jesus calls you to the obedience of the Word of God in order to have a part in His Kingdom when He returns in glory.
PRAYER: Oh God, help me to become a doer of Your Word, not just a hearer, and secure me a mansion in heaven at last. Amen.
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