When all else fails, I tend to read the instruction.  Sometimes I may realize this need immediately, other times, which is most often, I wait until it is probably too late.  What I rarely do, but probably need to do, is read the instructions before I start.  But simply reading the instructions is really of little value.  What I need to do is, carefully read the instructions, decide what they are telling me to do, and then act on those instructions and do what they tell me to do to correctly finish the project.

    The same can be said of the Bible.  Some never read it but still assume they know what they need to do.  The truth is we need to read it.  Then we need to act on what it says.  Reading it over and over and studying it is really of no value unless you do what it says.  Yes, we need to read and understand but then we need to act.  James 1:22 tells us, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” (NIV)

Published by Ray Richards