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Freedom via Doing

January 2nd, 2014

It’s probably a good idea to follow-up the verse2014 from James that I shared yesterday with a little more context around that bit of teaching from the brother of Jesus.  Doing brings freedom!

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.   James 1:22–25 NIV

And not just any doing, but doing the word. This doesn’t mean following a set of rules – the old law. This means letting the new law work in you. Which sometimes is only a matter of getting out-of-the-way of yourself. Study it, think on it, let it transform your heart and allow the spirit to work. Then, kick fear to the curb and start doing what it says.