When it comes to obeying the Bible, a gap often exists between our imagination and our execution. To address this, James urged his readers to consider an important distinction and a crucial deception. If the Bible is to affect our lives, Alistair Begg explains, we must not merely listen to it but also receive and act upon it. If we think we can hear the Word and do nothing, we are self-deceived. It’s not enough to just listen to it; we must do what it says!
22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
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