January 24, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional :- BE A WORD PRACTITIONER – JAMES 1:23-25
I usually use this illustration in church about someone who is practicing law and another teaching law. Everyone knows that there is more money in practicing law than teaching it. Be a word practitioner. Vital Christianity is in practicing the word of God. A vital Christian is the one that practices the word of God not the one that comes to church regularly. A practicing Christian is a word practitioner not just someone who comes to church and you must continue to be that till you see Jesus.
For example, in our nation today there are medical doctors that are actively in politics now rather than medicine. They graduated as medical doctors but are no longer practicing medicine. I am sure you will not allow such a person to operate your wife on the theatre table because he is no longer practicing. It is in practicing that there is fruitfulness and results. I was a trained electrical engineer, but I am not a practicing one. As a believer, you must never stop being a practicing Christian till you see Jesus.
The way you dress also does not make you a practicing Christian. Your dressing must be a result of your practicing the word of God not that your dress makes you a practitioner of the word of God. Be a daily practitioner of the word of God because that is what makes you to be an effective Christian. Effective Christianity is practicing the word of God all the time: when people see you and when they don’t see you, when your church members are there and when they are not there. Effective Christianity does what is right always.
PRAYER: I make a decision today to live my life by the principle of the word of God. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12, Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27