“Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil that is so prevalent, humbly receive the implanted Word, which can save your souls. But, be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:21-22
As followers of the Living God, reading His word is essential for our growth. But, James warns us that merely reading does not count. We need to do and obey His voice.
If we did receive the Word of God and it is implanted in us, it will always result in action. It will lead us to obey. But, if such action does not result, then we are deceiving ourselves. We assume that we have received the Word though we have not.
So, today, check yourself. Are you a doer of the Word or hearer only? If you are assessed to be the latter, ask the Holy Spirit for empowerment and strength to grow from glory to glory. God desires us to be mature sons or daughters of His kingdom.