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 1:25).
To be blessed by God is not a matter of guesswork or some mysterious puzzle to be solved. The New Testament makes it very plain, in passages like James 1:25, how a Christian can be blessed. The Lord promises, “This one will be blessed in what he does.” Now, which “one”?
The “one” who will be blessed “looks into the perfect law of liberty.” He intently studies and absorbs the Word into his heart. The “one” who will be blessed “continues” in the perfect law of liberty. He closely abides in and perseveres in the Word every day. The “one” who will be blessed is a “doer” of the perfect law of liberty. He attentively and faithfully works to obey the Word.
Question: Based upon these three Biblical criteria, are you “one” blessed by God?
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