Knowing vs Doing

I just want to say a quick encouragement to the body of Christ, that is to believers. I think that one of the hardest things to do for believers is to let go of pride and be truly willing to fully submit yourself to God. So, so many things in this life can take away from a life that is truly all about God. And some of these things can even be good things when they are put into perspective and prioritized. Things like family, having fun with friends, leisurely things, music and so on. We need to learn to put God and his word first in our life. I know we have heard this a million times before, but I think that this is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things, that we put into practice what we hear in God’s word. When God is telling us to do something, we need to strive to have that be a part of our lives. A lot of us, including me, are like, um yeah I know that, that is a good word, praise the Lord, but we leave it at that. That is knowledge, yes, and that is good, but we need to take that knowledge and meditate on it and find ways to incorporate that into our lives. We need to not only be a knower, yeah, I said it a knower, but be a doer, be a person that is intent of putting God’s word to practice in your life, even if that means to swallow your pride and be like yeah, I am with you Jon, I am one of the people who knows what God’s word says, but I don’t really truly put it into practice in my life.

Biblical knowledge is not equivalent to spiritual maturity

James 1:22 “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”

My challenge to you today is, Be a doer. Don’t just know what to do, but really truly do something with it, If God says forgive, then forgive. If God says, be slow to anger, then do it. If God says to pray for those who persecute you then do it. If God says seek first his kingdom, then do it. Instead of knowing all these things that the Bible talks about and thinking you are something pretty special, well how about you give practicing it a try. I challenge you to take God’s word for the Holy Awesome word that it is and be a doer!

5 thoughts on “Knowing vs Doing

  1. You’re so right, Jon. There is a big difference between knowing and doing, and we are all guilty of neglecting the latter while pumping up the former. It should be the other way around, sort of. If we know but one thing to do that pleases God and do it, it is much better than knowing 100 commandments and ignoring 99 of them. Thanks for the reminder and the encouragement to become a doer.

  2. Thanks for this challenge, Jon. Applying what we learn is the true evidence of growth, and it’s way too easy to start well and forget to keep going. And thanks for hitting “like” on my blog posts… that’s how I found you. I’ll be back.

  3. Wonderful post Jon, I agree with you wholeheartedly. We must lead by example, mentally knowing the word is not the same as LIVING the word of God. Well done!

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