Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

“Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” – II Timothy 3:5 NKJV

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” – James 1:22, 25 NKJV

There is a parable in the Bible about two sons whom the father asked to go out and work in the vineyard, the first one said “no” but ended up going and the second one said “yes” but didn’t go (Matthew 21:28-31). The lesson here was about doing the will of the Father, which is to believe in the Son and repent (change our minds) so that we may be saved. This is also a picture of two kinds of believers that we have in the church today, the one who screams and shouts when they receive the Word but immediately after chooses not to do what the Word says and the other sits there saying “This is a hard saying, Andizi” but later on, with the help of the Holy Spirit, puts that Word into practice. 

There is power in godliness, godliness being, doing what we are taught by the power of the Holy Spirit, not only hearing, but also doing! Hearing the Word only and accumulating knowledge of the Word that one is not putting into practice puffs one up in their deception. We see it all over, there are “powerful” ministers of the Word but when you see the fruit, you can tell that this person is preaching something that they don’t live. These are the ones that we should turn away from because they are walking in deception and in their deception they are deceiving others (2 Timothy 3:13).

When we don’t do the Word, it is as good as rejecting the Word, and it is by this same Word that we will be held accountable. “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” John 12:48 NKJV. When it’s all said and done it is the Word that will judge us, did we put in practice the Word that we were taught? Let us be doers of the Word, not hearers only, deceiving ourselves. Let us practice what we preach, there is power to transform in the Word of God but this transformation is found in the doing!

Let us practice what we preach, there is power to transform in the Word of God but this transformation is found in the doing!

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