Do and Live

Read the Bible in a year by reading Luke 10:25-42 today.
Often we make Christianity a matter of knowing all the right things. To us, the Scriptures are a great puzzle and the better you are at figuring out that puzzle or riddle, the better Christian you are. However, what good is knowledge, if we do not use it?
A lawyer approached Jesus with a question on what had to be done to inherit eternal life. The lawyer was right that something has to be done by us, but that was not truly what he was looking for. To him, it was a puzzle or a test of fellowship to find out if Jesus could or would give the right answer. Jesus asked in response what did the Bible say? The lawyer quoted that it was necessary to love God and to love your neighbor. Jesus then said, “You have
answered rightly; do this and you will live” (Luke 10:28).
Do what the Scriptures teach and you will live. However, the lawyer had another question, which led Jesus to give the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Here is the thing. In Christianity, we must know, but if that is all the further we go, we shall not live. Christianity is about doing. Are you doing?

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