Jesus wraps up his sermon on the mount bringing to our attention the disparity between knowing and doing: “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: (Matthew 7:24, NKJV).
Being wise and building our lives on what will last is powered by doing. We seek more and more knowledge of His Word without putting into practice what has been revealed to us. This year my son spent many hours researching the best soccer gear to improve his game. It not that equipment isn’t valuable. It’s just that it’s value increases with the expertise of the benefactor. What if he would have substituted the research hours and applied them to his training and practice? Our skill never rests on the excellence of what we possess but rather how we work with what possesses us.
A word of caution is important to give here. Some become a doer of the Word, drawing on their own strength and willpower. This is no more effective than doing nothing. It says that the Holy Spirit is a helper who comes alongside you and empowers you to do the work of the Lord. It is He that prompts and provides the power to fulfill what you should do.
The Word of God is a book of information for the sake of production in the life of each believer. How else will thy kingdom come to earth as it is in heaven?