Listening to the Word of God is important—but merely listening without being changed is dangerous. In this message from James 1, Alistair Begg clarifies many misconceptions people have about the relationship between our salvation by grace and our obedience to God’s law. Although Christians are not made right with God by obeying the law, our freedom in Christ leads us to respond to the Bible with careful obedience.
22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.