“He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’’
Insight: This verse teaches us a simple but not always easy-to-live truth: We aren’t just supposed to hear the word of God, we are supposed to live it as well. Not just our favorite parts or the truths that come a little easier to us, but all of it. Consistent, unmodified obedience leads to blessing.
Prayer: Father, sometimes I hear Your words, nod my head in agreement and then walk out and still do my own thing. And then I wonder why I have strife in my spirit instead of peace, worry instead of joy & frustration instead of contentment. Help me this day to make obedience to Your words my highest priority. Amen.