Re:Verse passage – James 1:19-27 (day four)
James gives us a mark of a true believer in this passage. If a person loves God, he will love His word…the true believer will not just hear the word of God, he will obey it. Obedience is a characteristic that the believer is glad to demonstrate. John 14:23-24 says, “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.’”
Do you love the word of God? Do you obey the word of God? James says you cannot just say you love the word, your obedience will prove it! Your work will not lead you to a relationship with God, your work or obedience is the result of your relationship with God.