Verse of the Day, February 5, 2020
James 1:22 KJV “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
The world is a very relaxing place. The body is a very relaxing instrument; it will relax into its own death. Like the science frog experiment; put a frog in hot boiling water, it will jump out on instinct.
Place the same frog in warm water and increase the temperature to boiling slowly, and the frog will cook itself. The body relaxes and often separates itself from doing the mind commands.
This is how people often become “hearers” of the word and not “doers!” Let us not deceive ourselves listening to the flesh (body), who wants to relax all the time.
Let us be true to ourselves, obeying the spirit (mind) as it was originally planned!
Praise the Almighty today!
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James 1 King James Version (KJV)
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from
the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive
with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
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.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein,
he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue,
but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.