A follower of Jesus reads the Word of God for the purpose of life change—James 1:21-25
· We don’t get into heaven based on a knowledge test, but on a fruit test.
· Knowing the Bible does not change your life, and yet your life won’t change without knowing the Bible.
· You have to blast before you build.
· Humbly receive God’s Word.
· Do what it says.
Keep a tight reign on your tongue—James 1:26
· A pious life and a poisonous tongue are destructive to the Kingdom of God.
· The tongue that is not controlled by God reveals the heart that is not controlled by God.
Help the helpless—James 1:27
· Care for the needy in a way that is pleasing to God.
· Our love for God cannot be separated from our love for others.
· Don’t let one rule for the lazy close your heart to the needy.
Be Different—James 1:27