John 13:17 (ESV) “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
There is an old saying, “practice what you preach.” Another says, “do as I say but not as I do.” Both statements hit the point of today’s verse. One is the positive side of the verse and the other is the negative side. Putting into action the concepts, ideas or life pattern we see in the Bible is the positive side. But it’s more than just saying the words, it’s living the Word. You can memorize the entire Bible, recite it from cover to cover, and never know what is meant by “the Word was made flesh.” But just as Christ, the Word, became flesh, we are also to do the same. We are to become like Christ so others can see Him! The next time we see someone hurting we can either LIVE Jesus or we can sit back and wait for someone else to.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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