“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” ~ James 1:22
So, much like everyone else I know, I have fallen into the Pinterest trap.
I love looking at all the interesting things that people pin. What gets me, though, is that I can’t just look – I actually have to go make the things I find on there.
For lunch today, I had a sandwich made with homemade peanut butter, courtesy of my food processor. The other night I made a brownie in a mug – which is super awesome when you only want one piece of cake and there are no pans and bowls to wash after you’re done baking! I’ve had delicious crock-pot meals and painted leaves on the walls of my living room, all because of Pinterest.
I know there are lots of folks that just look at Pinterest to be entertained, not to necessarily make or do any of the ideas they find. But then what is the point of the site? If you’re not going to use it in real life, you might as well go read a magazine instead.
Much like today’s verse in James, the Bible ends up being pretty useless in our lives if we aren’t actually doing what is says. Yes, we can have tons of knowledge about it, but, according to James, until we actually put that knowledge to work, we are only kidding ourselves.
Don’t just read it, sit back, and do nothing. Get your Bible out and do what it says.