Are You one of those who are deceived?
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
James 1:22-24 New King James Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Notice what the Bible says about someone who hears the Word but doesn’t do it, they deceive themselves. The devil loves this, because he can cause you to deceive yourself. When this happens you forget what kind of a person you are. These people set in service on Sunday morning and listen to the sermon and give their amen and hallelujahs because it all sounds so good. Then when they leave and go about their weekly routine it is as if they never heard a Word on Sunday. They return to the everyday world and do what everybody else in the world is doing the rest of the week, instead of what the Word says. I didn’t say that, the Word of God did. But, I know some people who are like that! I see it happening all around me and through out the church today. Its obvious they don’t have a daily relationship with Jesus or with His Word by their lifestyles. They allow the devil to use themselves to deceive themselves! Don’t show up on Sunday morning and punch your time card thinking you have free fire insurance now and then live like the world (the unsaved) does the rest of the week. It makes you hypocrites and actors one and all. Make it a point to do the Word all the time (24/7) don’t just listen to it and let it pass in one ear and out the other like there was nothing in-between. Let it re-new your mind.
Holy Father, help us Lord to not allow Your Word to fall on deaf ears, but Lord give us ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to understand with. Lord, help us to plant Your Word so deep in our hearts that we walk it out without even thinking about it. Lord, help us to not deceive ourselves and go the way of the world. In Jesus’ name I pray.
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