Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.
Cross ReferencesJeremiah 11:6
Then the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'Hear the words of this covenant and carry them out.
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I say?
I will show you what he is like who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them:
For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith, but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.
Chapter Outline1. James greets the twelve tribes among the nations;
2. exhorts to rejoice in trials and temptations;
5. to ask patience of God;
13. and in our trials not to impute our weakness, or sins, to him,
19. but rather to hearken to the word, to meditate on it, and to do thereafter.
26. Otherwise men may seem, but never be, truly religious.
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2 Timothy 3:13
2 Peter 2:13
1 John 1:8
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