I hear them. I read them. I study them.
I even memorize them.
God speaks into my heart and mind as I do all of these things with his Word to me. I know his truth and I am accountable for it.
God expects me to respond. Obey. I need to let him change my thinking and change my actions.
God tells us this as he speaks to Ezekiel, “My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice.
Is that what I do? Is that what you do?
It’s clear that God expects me – and you – to put his Word into practice. He expects that his Word will be evident in what I say and how I act.
I am accountable because I have read and I have heard the truth.
Dear Father, Thank you for your Word to me. Thank you for revealing your truth to me. Please help me put your Word into practice in my life. Mold me and renew me, Father. Convict me, Holy Spirit, when I fall short. Open my eyes. Open my heart. In the awesome name of Jesus I pray, Amen.