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Many Are Gullible

August 23, 2020

Many Are Gullible

James 1:22-23 (KJB) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.

It is a sad thing that many people fool themselves every day when they peer at their reflection in the mirror.  They opt to see what they want to see rather than viewing truth according to what aligns with the scripture given by God.

What do I mean by this statement?  Here in the book of James, the Lord warns us that we cannot merely hear the declarations in the Word of God without acting on them and applying these vital doctrines and directions to work in our life.  Hearing truths alone without putting them into action is not what God is looking for in our life.

You see, you and I accept hearing a compliment from another about our weight and believe in our mind that we do weigh less than one-hundred pounds.  However, when we step on the measurer of truth, we can know for sure that neither the comment nor our frame of mind matches with reality—the truth of our weight situation is made clear the very moment we step on the scale!

The same is true with God.  Any person can choose to believe anything they see and hear about Him in this world.  However, if the information we hear does not match up with what God has provided for our learning and application in His Word, then it is not true and is proven false when weighed within the context, or cannon of His Word.

Each of us who profess a relationship with God must know Him, His Word, and be willing to let our life be viewed through the lens of His Word or the “mirror of scripture.”  Only then can we know for sure our life and our actions both align with the truth of His Word.

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