James 1:25 - Blessings Come From Doing What The Bible Says.
James 1:25 (NLT) But if you look carefully
into the perfect law that sets you free, and if
you do what it says and dont forget what you
heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
Will I learn what God intends? If I
listen, I will. A little girl returned from her
first day at school. Her mom asked, Did you
learn anything? I guess not, the girl
responded. I have to go back tomorrow and the next
day and the next day...
Such is the case with learning. And such
is the case with Bible study.
Understanding comes a little at a time
over a lifetime. James said: The man who looks
into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and
makes a habit of doing so is not the man who hears
and forgets. He puts that law into practice and
wins true happiness. (James 1:25).
The Bible is not a newspaper to be
skimmed but rather a mine to be quarried. Proverbs
2:4 says to search for it like silver, and
hunt for it like hidden treasure.
And we need to do it today, and the next
day, and the next From Just Like Jesus by Max
While youre waiting on God to fulfill
a dream or answer a prayer, he wants you to
focus on what hes told you in his Word.
The Bible is Gods Word to you. Did you
know that it contains thousands and thousands of
promises? Can you name one of them? If you cant,
then how in the world can you claim the promise?
If you have an insurance policy but you dont
know what it covers, then you wont know what
you can claim if you have an accident.
Gods Word is the policy on your life,
and if you dont ever read it, you dont
know what God has promised to do in your life.
When you dont know what God has offered to do
if youll trust him, its inevitable that
youll be stressed out and worried.
The Bible says in James 1:25, If you
look carefully into the perfect law that sets you
free, and if you do what it says and dont
forget what you heard, then God will bless you for
doing it (NLT).
Do you want to be stressed, or do you
want to be blessed?
The key to being blessed is to read,
study, and remember Gods Word, and then you do
what it says. The more you obey, the more you
will be blessed.
Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow evil mens advice, who do not hang around
with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. But
they delight in doing everything God wants them
to, and day and night are always meditating on
his laws and thinking about ways to follow him
more closely. They are like trees along a
riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without
fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all
they do shall prosper (Psalm 1:1-3 TLB).
[Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
Many people know the Bible, but in order
to be blessed by it, we need to do what it
You act on what you believe, meaning your
behavior and attitudes are a reflection of what you
think is true. So think about it this way: The
only parts of the Bible you truly believe are the
parts you put into practice.
If what you say you believe doesnt
change how you live your life, then you probably
dont really believe it. Thats why when you
have a difficult decision to make, you need to
remember: Gods way is perfect. All the LORDs
promises prove true (2 Samuel 22:31 NLT).
When you follow Gods Word and do things his
way, youll be able to do the right thing at
the right time.
Now, in order to put Gods Word into
practice, you need to know it. That means you cant
just skim through the Bible and hope something
sticks. You need to make time for Bible study every
There are many ways for you to learn
Gods Word. For instance, you can write Bible
verses on cards and put them in places where
youll see them throughout the day. You can gather
verses into your heart by memorizing them, or you
can listen to Scripture on your cell phone.
It doesnt matter what methods you use
to learn Gods Word. The important thing is
that youre studying, memorizing, and applying
it to your life. When you do that, youll
experience a freedom that cannot be diminished by the
problems and challenges we face today. [Daily
Devotional by Rick Warren:
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
James 1:22 - Living the Word:
John 13:17 - Humble Obedience Brings
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio (currently live):
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: