Saturday, January 7, 2012
To ponder this weekend...
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
So easy isn't it....to read the word, to hear the commands, to see the example of Jesus...and then to turn around and forget it all. To walk into the world and do as the world does. To fill the God-shaped hole inside us with the things of this world...why? We excuse ourselves with "why it's human nature, after all."
But when we choose Christ, when we choose to receive God's grace so freely given....we are to put off that human nature...to instead do what we hear in the Word. Love God, love others. Worship, serve. Live in grateful obedience. And be blessed....