We are going to talk about being a doer of the Word and not a hearer (or reader) only again. If we would live by, apply to our lives, walk in, answer every situation with the Word of God, our lives would be more productive. They would be more victorious. We would not be in a constant state of confusion concerning what we should do and what course of action we should take.
Jesus taught the Word, but He lived the Word. He used it against His flesh and the devil in the temptations in the wilderness. He always referred others back to what the Word said. He taught it to the disciples. He taught it to the crowds that followed Him. He taught it to the religious leaders who should have been applying it to their lives-- but weren't. Those leaders knew what the Word said. They had studied it for years. They had taught it to multitudes of people, but there was no evidence of it personally in their lives.
We can't be mere readers, studiers, teachers, and advocates for the Word. We have to be doers. It has to be a part of our lives. We have to do it to the point where it becomes our automatic course of action. We have to apply it to such an extent that we don't even think about it-- it just comes naturally. As naturally as breathing.
Once we do, like I said earlier, our lives will be more productive. They will be more stable. They will be more peaceful. They will be less confused and frustrated. They will be more victorious. We won't feel so defeated. We will have wisdom in every area of life. These are the things we miss if we aren't doing it. Think of it this way. If you were in financial need but you had a million dollars in the bank, or even in hand, and you didn't use it, how would your life be? You would be missing out on seeing that need met. You have something greater than a million dollars in your "hand" always-- the Word of God. It will meet and supply your every need. But you will still be lacking and in want and need if you don't use it.
Have a great day. The Word of God is meant to be lived.