• The Word of God judges our motives.
• The moment we draw attention to ourselves, we miss God.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
— James 1:22-23 NKJV
• When we don’t internalize the Word and do what it says, we are only fooling ourselves.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
— Matthew 7:24-27 NKJV
• The Word of God is alive and breathing. It is a growing document in a sense. The words on the page don’t change, but your understanding becomes clearer and it becomes more revelation the more you read it.
• Don’t put more stock in what someone says over what God is saying in His Word.
The Word corrects us, equips us, prepares us for every good work, it’s a lamp to light the next step, and a light for the journey.