Listen and Obey

Our Bible Reading today reminds us to be careful to listen to God and obey Him. If we listen and obey, we will please God. In verses 19-21, James tells us to control our anger, get rid of evil in our lives, be humble and accept God’s teaching. If we do those things, we will avoid many problems in life.
Verses 22-25 give us an interesting example. James says that if we pay attention to God’s words but do not obey them, we are fooling ourselves. Then James says, “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” (verses 23-24).
When we read the Bible, we should do what it says. Then we “will have God’s blessing” (verse 25b). James continues in that verse and says, “Never just listen to his teaching and forget what you heard.”
God has given you His message in the Bible. Read it and obey it today. Be faithful to God and His Word.