Are you a hearer and a doer?


imagesBZP28JMVThe other day I read the question, “Are you a hearer and a doer?”  Immediately my mind went to James 1:22.  “But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.:  But that was not the Scripture the writer referred to.  He was referring to Ezekiel 33:31, 32.  “And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.  And, lo, thou are unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.”  These people gave the appearance of following God, but they loved their money more.  It is easy to say, “I surrender all” when we don’t have much; however, it’s when we start gaining materially that it becomes difficult to avoid loving it.  In verse 32, the people were coming to hear Ezekiel for their own satisfaction and entertainment–if you will, much like in today’s church services.  Does your worship lead you to faithful service?  If not, you may be headed the way of the Israelites.  Are you a hearer and a doer?

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