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We Must Be A Doer
Prior to the spring Holy Days we spend time deleavening our environment. While doing the physical act of deleavening we also evaluate ourselves. We look into ourselves with the desire to identify our short comings. Knowing that our inward man has faults and wanting to look at the faults and change. To change what we refer to as our sinful nature. In his letter to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations James admonishes them and by association us, to not be hearers only but to be doers. After all we are familiar with what are referred to as the golden rules. We hear the biblical examples of how we are to live. But often times we forget to do them. James uses the analogy of a person looking into a mirror seeing himself then going away and forgetting what he saw. The same holds true when we identify our short comings and do nothing to change them. We are in fact a hearer only and not a doer. But can we change? Yes we can. But this requires us to look intensely at ourselves. To evaluate and think deeply about our thoughts and actions. To help us God gives us the gift of His Holy Spirit and a fleshy heart. And when we recognize a character trait that is wrong we must change. We must be a doer.