FAITH CAPSULE: There is no substitute for obeying the word of God. 

Matthew 7:24-29, James 1:21-27

The only way to obey the word of God is by giving self to hearing and doing the word of God.
So many hear the word but almost none are doing the word of God. 
So many quotes the word of God but not carry the word in the heart but on the head. 
So many congregate in the name of God to hear the word but not to do the word of God.
Are you a hearer of the word of God that constantly does the word?
The word of God stated as regard to hearing and doing the word, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9) 
“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)
A believer who is constantly disobedient to the word of God is like a car speeding in the dark with its headlights turned off.
Does that sound like you? 
It will only take one moment for the driver to have his life set up for evil occurrences.
How long would a driver continue to drive in the dark without the headlights on? Such that continues driving wrong is not giving attention to the word of God which is the light to navigate safely in this wicked world. 
God is a merciful and jealous God who desires constant attention from His creation, Exodus 34:14, “For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” To gain the attention of a jealous God requires sincere and consistent obedience before His holy name. It does not matter who you are in the Lord, neither does it matter what role you play in the Kingdom of God’s business, If obedience is not in place, walking with the Lord shall not be possible. 
Jesus’ mother and brothers received a warning that could have denied them their access to Him, “Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it was told Him by some, who said, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You. But He answered and said to them, My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”(Luke 8:19-21) Do you desire to see Him when you look for Him just as His mother and brothers went to look for Him, or do you want to continue to ignore Him? 
There is a need to look for Him by calling on Him and making way to Him through consistent obedience to His word. 
There is no substitute for obeying the word of God. 
Every believer needs to observe the word of God by hearing and doing the word of God.

Prayer for today: Ask in your prayer to become a hearer and be a doer of the word of God.

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