Word & Spirit by Jeffrey Parrott

More Bible knowledge is not the end-all solution to spiritual maturity– more Bible living is. Moreover, how can we live what we do not know? So, may we have a Christian discipline to prayerfully read and understand the Scriptures with the purpose in our hearts to live it! In other words, may we not despise or be lazy in the study, memorization, and meditation of sound doctrine with the motivation to live it, by the grace of God.

Pure Bible truth is good, yet without the application to ones life, it is in vain.

As “charismatics” in conviction, may we not boast ourselves as being people of the Spirit as a cloak to accept being Scriptural illiterates. Thus, having no anchor in us becoming reeds blown and tossed by every wind of doctrine.

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 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.” James 1:22-25, KJV.

– Jeffrey Parrott

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2 comments on “Word & Spirit by Jeffrey Parrott

  1. As “charismatics” in conviction, may we not boast ourselves as being people of the Spirit as a cloak to accept being Scriptural illiterates. Thus, having no anchor in us becoming reeds blown and tossed by every wind of doctrine.
    For me this is timely as I am refining the part of my Revisiting Scripture eBook series that collects Scripture telling us how to walk as Christians! There is so much about encouraging one another, walking in love. not judging, etc.

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