09 September 2022
Because it's God's Word, the Bible is like a mirror where we can see who we truly are. By spending time in scripture, you learn what God says about you, and your new creation identity in Christ. As you learn these new things about yourself, you will find you start to behave in different ways because what you do flows out of who you think you are. You become a doer of the word. That's when you will begin to see God results from the God things you are doing.
Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man viewing his natural face in a mirror. He views himself, and goes his way, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in his deeds.— James 1:22-25 (MEV)