Unheeded Hearers


“Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven”  -  Matthew 7:21

I do not know how much you know of God’s word, but I do know we are called to carry out our knowledge. We have been charged to "fear God and keep his commandments” (Ecclesiastes 12:13), because this is “the whole duty of man”. This is a responsibility for everyone. It is a daily assignment of which we need a reminder.

What makes this such a serious thought is the efficiency of today’s communication. We have copies of the Bible in print, on CD, audio tape, MP3 player, and online on various websites. Many of us know more of the content of the Bible than many of our most studious ancestors. What is the result of the Bible being so accessible at the touch of a mouse or press of a button?

Have we done anything about what we know?  Just because we know more is of little profit if we have done nothing to show for it…

Friend, we are not responding to God as promptly as we should. People are making excuses. They are blaming others. They wish they had more time. They talk about how bad things are. The bottom line is we have been neglectful.  Neglect is the worst problem we face in the world. This is why people are suffering so much for so long. I have people often tell me, “I know what I need to do”, but they would rather continue to suffer than “do the will of the Father”. The cumulative effect of neglect is devastating.  It is eternally condemning.  Solomon said, "Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house leaks" (Ecclesiastes 10:18).  Remember these words, “But he that looketh into the perfect law of liberty…being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing”(James 1:25).