Action completes knowledge. 2.14.11 & 5.14.12

by Aaron K.

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Action completes knowledge. 2.14.11 & 5.14.12

But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action. James 1:25 (the message)

Far better to catch a glimpse of God’s Word and be heavy in action then it is to be deep in knowledge and light in action. This verse downplays the simple viewing of the counsel of God and puts extreme emphasis on converting to action. The person of action receives a special blessing of delight and affirmation, that the ‘hearers-only’ miss out on. Doers of the Word grow in joy and grow in their confidence of God, being affirmed daily as they listen, respond and do. Action. My sons, in life true knowledge is complete only when converted to action. Learn to measure yourself and others by yours and their actions, for talk is easy and requires no effort, action is the real evidence of where a person’s true beliefs lie.