fbpx

CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019* *TOPIC: LISTENING AND DOING*

More
1 year 7 months ago #8202 by Goodness Kap
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019*

*TOPIC: LISTENING AND DOING*

*Read: James 1:19-25*
*MEMORISE: _But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves_ (James 1:22).*

*EXPOSITION*
James is here expressing the importance of doing what the Word of God says, rather than just listening to it. it is easy for us to sit down and listen to good sermon, but it is very difficult to put it into practice. This problem is ages old. Ezekiel 33:31 says, *So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.*

Many people see church as entertainment centres. They enjoy the music, listen to message, but do not take the message to heart. Have you reduced church services to the level of entertainment? Or, does your worship truly have impact on your life? will people know you as Christian because you attend church services regularly or have memorised the Bible verses from Genesis to Revelation? How do others, especially non-believers, know the Person of Christ through you?

The secret is simple. It is your behaviour; what others see is only your behaviour. How do you behave in situations? It is your behaviour that will make people want to be around you, or do otherwise. It is through your behaviour that people will know what your personality is, what your values are, what your beliefs are, and what your faith is. They do not see your intent, they do not feel your faith, they do not recognise the immense amount of knowledge you have. They only see how you behave in given situations.

Paul the apostle states is 2 Corinthians 3:2: *You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.* It is not the hearers or preachers of the word that will be justified but those who do the will of God (Rom. 2:13).

*PRAYER POINTS*
*1.* Lord, open my ears and my heart to receive Your Words.
*2.* Oh Lord, do not allow others to stumble through my behaviour.
*3.* Lord Jesus, circumcise the hearts of Gospel ministers to do that which they preach and not deceive themselves and the people anymore.

*EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Joshua 16:7 – 19:14; Luke 8:56 – 9:21*

*Author: CAC WORLDWIDE*
*Remain Blessed!*

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Share on these Platforms
Facebook Comments (Forum)
Time to create page: 0.128 seconds