Today’s Scripture: “27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. 28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” Luke 11:27-28
As we continue to wind down our series we take a look at another reminder…this time from Jesus about not just being a hearer of the Word, but a doer as well. In fact, I’m betting that this is where James got the idea to write what he said in his book. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22 (KJV)
So, today’s message is titled: “Read and Act”.
“Blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.” Jesus said. It’s important to note that hearing the Word just isn’t enough. It’s good to hear the Word, it’s good to study the Word, and it’s good to read the Word. However, blessing comes from keeping and doing what we read. I’ve learned a lot since starting this series myself, and come to the understanding that I need to take note of the things I’ve written myself.
Acting upon the Word of God is another way to build our faith because as we act upon the Word then we see the results of not just hearing, but doing. For instance, now that I’ve acted upon the Word that I read that I came to understand what God was calling me to do…the results have been amazing, and what started out as something that was rough now actually has begun to take shape. My first messages were difficult reads, but now that I’ve been doing this for a while I have had my faith built up. NOT in my abilities, but knowing that when I sit down to write these messages I know that the Holy Spirit is going to not only inspire me to write, but help me to write.
I don’t really have a long-winded message for today. I think that we’ve talked about this before in an earlier message, and some times…it’s just good to let the Bible speak for itself. Reading and hearing the Word is very important, but the blessings come from being obedient to the Word that you read and hear.
Points for Pondering:
“27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” Luke 11:27-28
- What is Jesus’ desire for us with the Word of God?
- What keeps you from living out the Word in your life?
Conclusion & Prayer:
I know today’s message was short, but I believe that sometimes a long-winded message isn’t necessary. I write by inspiration of the Holy Ghost, and when there isn’t much of an anointing to write a particular message then I would rather write what the Holy Ghost wants than to make something up…and sometimes it’s just good to let the Word of God speak for itself.
Lord, my prayer today is simple. I just want to learn to be more blessed. I want to learn to become more of a doer of Your Word, and not a hearer only. Help me to apply more and more of Your Word to my life. I love You Lord, and thank You for Your Word, Your guidance, and for giving us the Holy Ghost to help us along the way. To You be the glory, honor, and praise…In Jesus’ name…Amen & Amen.