Have you ever been on a trip and become lost? The best thing to do is to stop at a gas station or a restaurant and ask someone for directions. Maybe they will have a map and can show you exactly how to get to your destination. But you need to pay attention and follow their directions.
In the book of James, the writer says that we should do what God’s teaching says we should do. James 1:22-24 tells us what happens when we don’t obey God’s teachings. “Do what God’s teaching says; don’t just listen and do nothing. When you only sit and listen, you are fooling yourselves. Hearing God’s teaching and doing nothing is like looking at your face in the mirror and doing nothing about what you saw. You go away and immediately forget how bad you looked.”
Sometimes we may read the Bible or watch a preacher. We go away and think, “Oh, that was nice.” But we don’t do anything about it. Instead, when God’s Word tells us to do something, we need to do it!
Pay attention to the Bible today. Maybe you need to change some things in your life. Or maybe you need to spend more time praying and talking to God. Read God’s Word and then do it!