Be Ye Doers of the Word Meaning
Being a Doer Procedure
Oh, how easily we forget things. How many times have you thought of
something to do while sitting at your computer, and you get
up and walk to another room, but by the time you get there,
you’ve forgotten what it is that you were going to do?
That may make you chuckle, but do we forget the Word of God just as
easily? When you read your Bible, or when you complete a
study concerning your Christian walk, do you forget it as
soon as you log off of your computer, or do you apply it to
your lifestyle and remember it whenever a circumstance
arises that requires a choice between right and wrong?
Why does this occur and how can we overcome this? Let us seek within the
Bible for the answer.
Here is a Be Ye Doers of the Word truth ... A person
can be well read, but unless they put their knowledge to use
... What good is it? You can brag all you want to about how
much you know about the Bible, and you can quote scripture
until the cows come home, but if you don’t live the Word,
you’re not kidding anyone but yourself. James says it best:
But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.
In His Name
we may ask for something in Jesus’ name, and we don’t
receive it, and we wonder why. Could it be that we’re
hearers of the Word and not doers? Jesus said:
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall
ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Here is a Being a doer tidbit to ponder upon ... Did you
notice that Word ... ‘abide?’ That little Word means remain.
In other words, if you don’t keep the Word (Jesus) in your
heart ... If you don’t apply His Word to your life ... How
can you ask in His name? Think about that for a moment. What
does it mean to ask in Jesus’ name? Does it mean simply to
say the words “In the name of Jesus Christ ...?” Or does it
mean, because Jesus lives in me, and because I acknowledge
that with my lifestyle, I may ask in His name?
Let’s take a small Be Ye Doers of the Word detour ... Think of it
in terms of friendship for example. Let’s say there is a
person who thinks of you as a friend and confides in you.
You listen to them, and tell them that they can count on
you, but you betray their trust, tell their secrets, and
don’t keep your promises to them. Can you really be called
their friend? Can you expect them to do things for you? The
same goes with Jesus ... Except He has no secrets.
If you want
to carry His name ... If you want to be of Jesus’ family,
you must live by His Word.
20 And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother
and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
21 And He answered and said unto them, My mother and my
brethren are these which hear the Word of God, and do
God Asks You to Be Ye Doers of the Word
Being a Doer Warning
It takes a
conscious effort to live by the Word of God every day of
your life. It’s a choice. That’s not to say it’s an easy
thing to do. While the world and it’s deception spins all
around you, it will be difficult to remember to live by the
Word of God ... In a Christ-like manner, at all times.
Remember How They Forgot
Think about this Being a doer fact ... Even the
disciples had a difficult time with it, and they were in the
presence of Jesus almost every waking hour of His ministry.
One of the memorable examples is when Jesus performed the
miracle of of the loaves and fishes.
15 And when it was evening, His disciples came to Him,
saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now
past; send the multitude away, that they may go into
the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus
said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to
17 And they say unto Him, We have here but five
loaves, and two fishes.
18 He said, Bring them hither to
19 And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the
grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes,
and looking up to Heaven, He blessed, and brake, and
gave the loaves to His disciples, and the disciples to
20 And they did all eat, and were filled:
and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve
21 And they that had eaten were about five
thousand men, beside women and children.
memorable event, wouldn’t you think? Well, not very long
after, the same situation arose:
Then Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and said, I
have compassion on the multitude, because they
continue with me now three days, and have nothing to
eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they
faint in the way.
Another Be Ye Doers of the Word morsel of truth ... Now, one
would think that disciples would have known to bring Jesus
whatever they had, and trust that He would feed the
multitude, but they forgot:
And His disciples say unto Him, Whence should we have
so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a
about the Apostle Peter? He forgot that Jesus told him that
before the dawn broke, he would deny his Lord three times.
And Peter remembered the Word of Jesus, which said
unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me
thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
Be Ye Doers of the Word Research
Not Being a Doer Concern
How could anyone forget that? Don’t forget
that Jesus predicted this, so it had to happen, but in our
lives, we don’t have to forget ... We choose to ... Daily
... Ugh. Not only
did the Apostles forget, but it was almost like they
disregarded Jesus when He told them of His upcoming death.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto His
disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and
suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third
22 Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke him,
saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be
23 But He turned, and said unto Peter, Get
thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me:
for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but
those that be of men.
Do you ever
find yourself contending with the Word of God, like Jesus
did? How do we do that?
Be Ye Doers of the Word Bible Verse Message
By denying that the Word applies to
our lives. How many times do you think in your heart that
the things in the Gospel are not for today’s day and age ...
That the Gospel is obsolete? Maybe we don’t like to say it
out loud, but deep inside, do we think that times have
changed, and the Gospel cannot be adapted to this world
anymore in many ways? Are we grabbing Jesus by the arm and
taking Him aside, as Peter did, and saying, Look, things are
different now ... Are we doing that?
to tell them ... Again, that His Kingdom isn’t what they
think it’s going to be.
17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve
disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man
shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the
scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to
scourge, and to crucify Him: and the third day He
shall rise again.
they didn’t remember nor understand what He was talking
about. James’ and John’s mother even interrupted, wanting to
secure good standing for her sons in the new Kingdom.
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with
her sons, worshipping Him, and desiring a certain
thing of Him.
21 And He said unto her, What wilt thou?
She saith unto Him, Grant that these my two sons may
sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the
left, in thy Kingdom.
Be Ye Doers of the Word
Being a Doer Not Only a Sayer
just picture it? The Son of God telling the twelve Apostles
about the most important event in history ... Their precious
Lord’s death on a Cross, and then two of them return with
their mother shortly thereafter requesting certain positions
of royalty once His Kingdom is established. Luke even
explains that they argued among themselves who would be the
Tie a String Around Your Finger
Do we do
the same thing ... Ignore the Word of God because we have
other things on our mind or things that seem more important
43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.
But while they wondered every one at all things which
Jesus did, He said unto His disciples,
44 Let these
sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man
shall be delivered into the hands of men.
45 But they
understood not this saying, and it was hid from them,
that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask Him
of that saying.
46 Then there arose a reasoning among
them, which of them should be greatest.
Do we also
purposefully hesitate to inquire deeper into the Word, or
hesitate to seek the face of the Lord because we fear the
responsibility that it may mean to us?
until after Jesus had risen from the dead, that finally the
disciples remembered the things that Jesus spoke of:
1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the
morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the
spices which they had prepared, and certain others
2 And they found the stone rolled away from
3 And they entered in, and found not the
body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they
were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood
by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to
the Earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living
among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember
how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee,
7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the
hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third
day rise again.
8 And they remembered His Words,
returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things
unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this
Temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in
building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
He spake of the temple of His body.
22 When therefore He
was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that
He had said this unto them; and they believed the
scripture, and the Word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when
He was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast
day, many believed in His name, when they saw the
miracles which He did.
24 But Jesus did not commit
Himself unto them, because He knew all men,
25 And needed
not that any should testify of man: for He knew what
was in man.
These things understood not His disciples at the
first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered
they that these things were written of Him, and that
they had done these things unto Him.
Be Ye Doers of the Word Not Only Hear the Word
Being a Doer Means to Act Upon God’s Word
If you find it difficult to remember the Word, once you close the Bible
and set it down, pray to the Holy Spirit, and sincerely ask
Him to help you to remember.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the
Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.
Remember at the beginning of our Be Ye Doers of the Word by being a doer study, James said:
But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
He adds to
this, that if you’re not a doer, you’re like a person
looking at his face in a mirror ... You see your flesh ...
Your sin ... And you turn around, and once your face is out
of your sight, you forget that you are a sinner, and
continue in your sin.
23 For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he
is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way,
and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Here is a Be Ye Doers of the Word by being a doer reminder ... As a
Christian, you are a child of the light. Don’t be
enlightened only when your Bible is open, and sink back into
darkness when it is closed.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light:
and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the
lifestyle speak for you.
If ye abide in me, and my Words abide in you, ye shall
ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
with Him ... Our be ye doers of the Word Bible study on being a doer
reveals to us that action speaks louder than words. Walk the walk.