PUTTING THE WORD INTO PRACTICE
I have said on many occasions there has to be practical applications to the Word of God. It is crucial that we know the Word, read the Word, and become astute in the Holy Writ. I would argue strongly, it is not enough to do all of that and not apply practical application to it. The Word has to be put into practice. That is to say, we have to live the Word. We must allow it to become the way we live our lives. Every decision we make, every step we take, and every phase and facet of our lives should be under the will of God. There is a portion of scripture in Luke 11:28 that speaks clearly about putting the Word into practice. The writer penned these words:
“Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”
Here Luke the gospel writer speaks about an important theme. The important subject Luke refers to is the Word of God: to hear it and to keep it. Luke gives the story about Jesus’ mother and brothers, which He already used in different connections. The core of this story is the love of God takes precedence over even family loyalty. That is to say, God must be at the center of all of our being and doing. This is a wonderful way to examine our own personal lives to see whether the Word of God is put into practice in our lives. It is one thing to hear the Word, but we must also be doers of the Word.
Luke 11:28 (NLT)