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 Be a doer of the Word?

How can I be a doer of the Word, if I do not have the ability within to do it? Is it something I do alone or is it something that I do with the help of God?

James 1:22-25 (KJV)

22 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.


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 Re: Be a doer of the Word?

Dear brother,

It is my humble answer that "yes" we can walk in ways that please God and obey His Word. This must be done "through" the Holy Spirit and not of our own will power. Of course our wills must also bend to the Lord and His ways.

It is as if you are willing to do what is right but do not have the "power" to accomplish it. It is like desiring to turn on the light and even switching the lamb socket on but not having it plugged in. We need to be plugged into the power of the Spirit of God.

All true self-denial, discipleship, godliness and obedience comes through abiding with the power and life of Jesus Christ in us. God desires that we walk in ways that please Him and as you shared the Scripture we are to obey the Words of God and not just listen to them.


I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, - Ephesians 4:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. - Romans 12:1

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit[a] is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. - Ephesians 5:8-10

Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. - 2 Corinthians 5:9

so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; - Colossians 1:10

Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. - 1 Thessalonians 4:1


The words of Jesus our Lord are very clear in Matthew 7:


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24 “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: 25 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.

26 “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: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.


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 Re: Be a doer of the Word?

I think we DO have the ability to do them or else scripture would not command us to do them.

I think the bottom line is that we are a bunch of wimps who say we can't do things because we either don't really want to or because we are lazy.

There is nothing mystical or ultra spiritual about it. Does the HS assist? Of course, if we allow him to do so. But he will not do it. We must do it. Or at least have the will to do it. There are so many verses in scripture that command us to do things that it would take extreme twisting to say that we can't really do what God commands. Plus, that would make God look pretty bad, giving us commands that he knows we can't obey. The bottom line is that we don't WANT to obey. Oh, we may say we do. But it's like me saying I want a pristine lawn but not willing to do what it takes to have one.


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 Re: Be a doer of the Word?


"It is my humble answer that "yes" we can walk in ways that please God and obey His Word. This must be done "through" the Holy Spirit and not of our own will power. Of course our wills must also bend to the Lord and His ways."

Amen Greg! The flesh profits nothing, and
without Him we can do nothing.

The secret to Christian living is "Not I but
Christ." "For me to live is Christ."

"It is no longer I that lives, but Christ in me."

We can only live the Christian life if we
are abiding in the vine, and the Word of
Christ is abiding in us.


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 Re: Be a doer of the Word?

When we are truly born again, obeying God's word should be a delight. becos at new birth ,there is the work of the holy spirit. 1 peter" We are begotten again through the sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience". So you see the end result of the work of the Spirit at regeneration is in order for us to do God 's word with no irksomeness.


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