Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, 5 September 2016
Doers Of The Word
“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9 NKJV
The things that we learn are not meant to be mere information in our minds; we do not learn them just to become knowledgeable, or to be able to recite them, not even for the purposes of teaching them; no, the primary reason why we learn is that we might do them.
If you are able to tell the content of the scriptures offhand, but do not live by them, the knowledge in you is utterly useless. For instance, some of us have read books on investing but do not invest. We’ve read several principles and laws, like “pay yourself first”, but we don’t; we consume everything. Knowledge not utilized is powerless, irrelevant and ineffective. Your words, thoughts, decision making and actions should be regulated by the word of God.
If you live by the word you will live by the word. In other words, if you do the word you will have life from it. The word of God is life to those that do it, and health to all their flesh. We must be passionate doers of the word. Don’t work as others do; don’t do business as others do; don’t raise your children as others do; let all that you do be inspired by the scriptures. Then all that you do will be blessed! Amen.
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim