Hearing and Doing

Hearing leads to doing. That’s the pattern seen over and over in Scripture. The law was read that Israel might hear and then do. David delighted in meditating on God’s law and in doing God’s law. Jesus said his followers would be blessed by hearing his words and putting them into practice. His brother James said the same thing. Hearing leads to doing.

If we stop at merely hearing, then we have not truly heard. And if we go straight to doing, we risk doing the wrong thing. Hearing leads to doing. Never divorce one from the other.