KEY SCRIPTURE: JOHN 13:17. “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”

  There are a lot of professors of many areas of life, but a few practitioners. It is the practitioners who become partakers of the blessings of whatever that endeavour contains. 2 Timothy 2:6 reveals that “The husbandman that labours must be the first partaker of the fruit.” The Lord said it rightly, happy are ye if you know these things and you do them. The word “happy” means blessed, fortunate, or privileged. The Lord was saying that these things are the principle to a glorious life. You are most privileged if you practice them. No idle man is blessed, for he has no product or fruits to partake. It is the active committed man doing something worthwhile that receives the reward of his labour.

 The Lord taught on his sermon on the mount that those who hear his words and do them can be likened to the man who built his house on a rock. The rains came, the floods came, the winds blew against it but his house stood firm.  He was a happy man or a blessed man. He did not lose his possession. The building of such a person also refers to his life or character. If he takes pain to do what the master says, he would have a very solid life able to resist the changing scenes of life. In the end, he overcomes and is a happy, blessed man. (Matthew 7:24-27).

 The man who hears the word and does not do it will be a sad person or a miserable man. Why? Jesus said such a person is likened to a man who builds his house on the sand; that is loose sand. Such a house will surely have a very poor foundation. Any adverse idea that rises against it will begin to crumble. He would lose everything and become very sad.

  There are many today who are enjoying great victories and conquering diverse challenges that come their way because they committed themselves to doing what the word says (James 1:25)

According to James 1:25, the man who continues to do what the word says will be blessed in what he does. Jesus has given us the example in humility and service. Let us learn from Him and do likewise. We would be blessed in doing so.



James 1:25 “ But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

Deuteronomy 28:1 “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.”


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