God isn’t looking for hearers only my friend. He is looking for doers of the word, for those who hear and do. He wants us to "hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." Mark 4:20.
Hearers only, are those who when they hear the word, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts, or those who immediately receive the Word with gladness; but because they don’t practice what they hear, they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble, and some of course are those who hear the word, but the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enters in to choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful in them.
But He says "whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock."
It works great for you to be a doer of the word my friend, much in every way. The Lord says,"For My thoughts" and "My ways," are higher than your ways and your thoughts. He says, "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace..." Isaiah 55:8-12. He sent His Word for your good; to proper you in your ways. But it works only for you my friend, when you hear it, receive it, and do it.
James 1:22 says, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
The Lord said, "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand." and he finished saying, if you will not practice the word, great will be the fall of you or whatever that you’re trying to do will be in vain. We are a result of our life choices, but you my friend build on the rock.
I hear Paul say, "Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it." Hebrews 4:1-2.
You can only benefit from this word my friend, when you hear the word and mix it with faith - practice that you hear my friend.
God bless you,
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