Assignment 8
James 1:22-25
Scripture calls us to action
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Published February 27th, 2018; Updated June 2nd, 2018
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James 1:22-25
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Do God's Law. Do not just hear it. For if you hear it only, you will not/do not truly know God. But if you do it, you will be blessed.
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22 But be n doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, o the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, p he will be blessed in his doing.
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But be n doers of the word,
Be obedient to Scripture,
and not hearers only,
do not just listen
deceiving yourselves.
with the result that you feel like you know God, but you really do not.
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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer,
Because if anyone hears God's word but doesn't do it,
he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.
he is like someone who looks at himself intently in the mirror.
For he looks at himself and goes away
That is, they look at themselves in the mirror then walk away,
and at once forgets what he was like.
and immediately forgets what he looks like.
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But the one who looks into the perfect law, o the law of liberty,
On the other hand, the one who looks at the perfect law,
and perseveres,
then perserveres,
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being no hearer who forgets
and does not just hear and forget,
but a doer who acts,
but actually acts on what God calls us to do,
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p he will be blessed in his doing.
with the result that, he will be blessed.
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Do God's Law. Do not just hear it. For if you hear it only, you will not/do not truly know God. But if you do it, you will be blessed.
Do God's law. Do not only hear it, lest you deceive yourself.
If you only hear it, you will not remember/know God.
But, if you hear God's law and do it, you will be blessed in your doing.
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