Practice the Word

Practice the Word

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

God had heard all the commitments and promises. But He also knows the reality. He knows how many people listen to His words and say nice things. They even may say that they will obey them, but in the end nothing changes. They go on as before.

To illustrate this principle, He used the picture of a singer with a beautiful voice who “sings love songs.” How easy it is to like the sound of such a voice and to express admiration.

Ezekiel warned that we could hear God’s words but “not put them into practice.” We could treat the Word just like the singer with a beautiful voice or a musician who plays well. We could admire certain passages or like the sound or feeling it produces. But we must remember that God’s Word is much more important. It is powerful, timeless, and true.

If we want to experience the richness of God’s blessings, we need to both hear His words and put them into practice. We must not just listen to the Word. This can be a deceptive habit. Instead, we are to “do what it says” (James 1:22). We also are reminded that “faith without works is dead” (James 2:20). We demonstrate the reality of our faith by our actions.

Today, do not just express devotion or  only be a hearer. Commit yourself to put God’s Word into practice.