Friday, August 20, 2010

daily text 8/20

Friday, August 20th, 2010
"Become doers of the word, and not hearers only" (James 1:22)

The inspired Bible writer James urged fellow believers to analyze themselves honestly in the light of God's Word. James wrote: "If anyone is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror, For he looks at himself, and off he goes and immediately forgets what sort of man he is. But he who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and who persists in it, this man, because he has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, will be happy in his doing it." (James 1:23-25) A person can use a mirror to make sure that he is presentable. But what would be the point of looking into a mirror if we did nothing to correct a defect we saw? We are wise if we act on the basis of what we see in God's "perfect law," becoming "doers" of it. If adjustments are needed, by all means make them without delay.—Hebrews 12:12, 13.
(Watchtower issue: 6/15/08, 4:13, 14)