Making Application

One of the most probing verses of Scripture is James 1:22 “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” This verse implies that we can deceive ourself. The area of deception is to know a principle or verse of Scripture, and not be actively engaged in living the principle. A certain trial I am currently engaged in is a great example of this for me. I can counsel and tell others how to handle “life’s problems”, but when handling this one particular trial in my life, it is so hard for me to be the example I should be.
We are experts at giving excuses and reasons why not – but … We are to be a Doer of the Word – the Whole Word!