2018-10-27 - Do What It Says
James 1:22 (NIV)--Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
I recently attended a training seminar on church financial policies. The instructor spent three hours explaining the need to comply with government policies and good financial practices. The information covered was extensive. Thick handbooks were distributed for further information. The instructor recommended that we study the information after we returned home. The three-hour class was just a quick summary of the essential information. The class was very important. Failure to comply with government regulations could result in dire consequences for our church, so the church must apply all that I learned. Studying the rules is not enough. You must do what the rules say.
The Bible is the Word of God, which contains God's rules and instructions. Reading it is not enough. We need to "do what it says” in every area of our lives.
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted