Heed What You Read


Insurance agents, care salesmen, and bankers are some of the many people who wish people would heed their advice. The disappointment they feel from those who refuse their counsel is nothing compared to the disappointment Jesus felt when people “went back and walked no more with him” (John 6:66).

Jesus implores us to obey what we hear, not give lip service to what we know is right. In Matthew 7:21 He said, “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.” It is imperative we carry out what we know of God’s word. Absence of deed does not impress God at all.

With so many copies of the Bible available to us electronically and in print, most of us can know more about the Bible than any of our ancestors. What is the result? We may hear or read it but do nothing truthfully about it. We jus say, “That was timely,” “That was comforting,” or “I needed that.”

At the Southside Church of Christ, we endeavor to read and heed what we read. We want to see the ever-increasing effect the Bible has on our walk with God and our relationship with fellow man. We do not reach for “nominal Christianity”. We desire excellent things – the excellent things of Scripture where we can “walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the KNOWLEDGE of God” (Colossians 1:10). We believe you desire the same yourself. Stop relying upon emotion or gut instinct. Come to one of our Bible classes and let’s learn together, so we can heed what we read (Isaiah 55:6-11).