IT IS NOT ENOUGH
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
It is not enough to just study the Bible. We must put into practice what we learn. When someone graduates from medical school, if he or she does not put into practice what they learned in the textbooks, all that learning means nothing. It is the same with Christians. We must point others to Jesus by our actions.
If we tell people we love them but never do anything to prove it, they are not going to believe us. We need to give the plan of salvation to those who are not saved but we first need to let these people know Jesus loves them so much He suffered, bled and died on the cross for their sins.
Are we putting into practice what we learn in the Bible? Do others see the love of Jesus in our actions and hear His love for them in the encouraging words we say to them? Is God pleased with our actions? If not, we need to ask Him to forgive us and help us live so others will see Jesus in us.
If God were to grade us for what we learned in our Bible study, would He pass us or fail us? My prayer is that everyone will see and hear the love of Jesus for them in my actions and in my words. Do others see the love of Jesus in your actions and hear His unconditional love for them in what you say to them?
Joanne LoweFebruary 6, 2017