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Bible Ballistics: “BBs”  #69     Take this Test????

There is an interesting thing going on around us, especially on Facebook. Take ‘this test’ and ‘find out’ who you ought to be, where you ought to live, what you ought to look like, ….etc. Seeing all these in recent weeks, God brought a scripture to my mind, and I’d like to share it with you and make a few short comments.

James 1:22-26, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

This passage begins and ends with a warning about being deceived, because we live in a world full of deceptions. Satan is the father of lies, and he will do anything to keep your focus on ‘self’ rather than God. He uses the fascination of people with promises of knowledge revealing some new information. Counter-productive? Well, what does God say?

James reminds us ‘man-made’ solutions are futile, and always temporary. Only the Word of God, when pursued diligently, and put into our hearts, can truly change our lives and bring long-term and permanent results. God says that if we look “into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein…” we are:

not just forgetful hearers but–

       doers of the work and —

              we shall be blessed in our work….

So? Here’s our shot for today.

Look to God’s Word in everything!!!

Depend on God

not the world,

not social media,

not Hollywood

nor yourself.

Why?

Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Try this – it lives out !!!