James 1:22-25 (KJV)
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
What does it matter if you know the Bible and not live by God's Word? It means nothing if you are not changed to live differently.
I challenge everyone to dive deeper into the Bible than ever before and to develop a relationship with the Lord in prayer.
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, I love reading Your words in the Bible. I just need Your direction each time I read. I ask for the Holy Spirit to be present evert time I read and study. I'd rather not be led by my own thinking or the thoughts of one another but what the Spirit gives. I do not wish to be led astray Lord. Lead every Bible discussion that I am a part of. Yes Lord, teach us and prick our hearts to do Your will. We know that the Bible is a wealth of knowledge and through Your guidance, we can grow in the faith. We are all on our own different paths and need You to give us the understanding we need to go forward in life. Help intensify our desires to serve You and to do Your will. May our hearts be zeroed in on what You want to do for our lives and will us to do it. I know that I have missed the mark many times, when You have called my name and I am sorry. I regret the opportunities to do as Your word says and to truly love one another. Please forgive me Lord. Give me more opportunities to serve You and I will respond favorably. I love You. Amen.
Be Leary about attending any Bible study where prayer is not emphasized. We never want to be led astray by men and women’s own understanding avoid from God. Continue Reading