James 1:22, New Revised Standard Version
the above verse from James’ letter is sound advice; important advice. we need to be “doers of the word.”
listening to the word and reading the word and studying the word are great spiritual disciplines and exercises for our minds, souls, and spiritual journeys. however, we need to be “doers of the word.”
it’s relatively easy to gather as communities of faith on a Sunday morning for worship meetings. it’s easy to listen to the word. it’s easy to sing praises and thanks to our triune God. it’s easy to say we have faith.
but true faith is not expressed on Sunday mornings. true faith is expressed Monday to Satruday. true faith is expressed in the hands and feet of the Body of Christ. true faith is expressed when we’re “doers of the word” serving hurting people who make up a hurting world.
let’s be “doers of the word”