But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
I recently started journaling my way through another New Testament letter. I thank God for these letters. I thank God for the invention of written messages. I thank God for the gift of speech and the invention of written languages.
I thank God for the string of inventions that have made writing possible—charcoal on cave walls, styluses on cuneiform tablets, ink on paper, moveable type, crayons and construction paper, the keyboard and computer monitor. Not only that, but I thank God for other forms of written language—everything from printed t-shirts to sky-writing of the sort we saw in Orlando a couple weeks ago:
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.