But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 esv
Growing up in the church I always heard the same quote after someone read a scripture, “May the Lord bless the readers, hearers, and most certainly the doers of His holy Word.” The more I grow in Christ the more I see how much of a blessing doing the Word brings. James gives us a strong warning in regards to the Bible. Along with hearing it, we must also apply the principles to our daily lives.
As you continue to draw near to God make sure that you are applying the Word to your life. This means making time to read the word. Then you must meditate on it (asking God to open your understanding of it). After the Spirit reveals principles from the Word to your life then make active steps to live out Biblical principles in your everyday life. Living the Word is sure to bring blessings, life, and peace to your heart. Don’t just hear the Word. Do it and be blessed!