James 1:22-25
22 And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only fooling yourself. 23 For if you just listen and don’t obey, it is like looking at your face in a mirror but doing nothing to improve your appearance. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you keep looking steadily into God’s perfect law the law that sets you free and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Living a pure live before the Lord is not a quest for perfection as much as it is a quest for freedom from those things that prevent us from living effectively for Christ. The Word has a powerful way of opening up to us the things we need to change.  But it will also confirm the things we are doing right. As we look at our lives in comparison to Christ we realize how far we have to go, but we also can see times when He is reflected in our lives. This is the function of the Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. We measure our conduct and character against the Lord Jesus and then allow God to shape us into His likeness. It is more than just knowing. James 2:19 tells us that, “Even the demons believe and tremble!” It is applying what you know to how you live. It is a message to obey. So when you understand the Word, remember it and let your behavior reflect what you believe.

Have a God Day!