“But He said, ‘On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.’" (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“But He said, ‘On the contrary, blessed (makarios: well off, happy, supremely blessed) are those who hear (akouo: hearken, give audience, to attend to, consider, understand, perceive, comprehend) the word of God and observe (phulasso: keep, guard, keep watch, to guard for one's self so as not to violate) it.'"
Jesus said, “Supremely blessed are those who hearken and consider the word of God and keep it, without violation.”
Let me ask you something. Do you crave the Word of God? Do you, out of desire and passion spend time in it? Of course the common response is, “I just don’t have the time, but I’d like to.” Well I’m encouraging you this morning to go beyond an “I’d like to”. Do you watch television? If so, turn it off. Do you spend hours a week online? Sign on, do what you need and sign off. It is time we forsake so many worldly distractions and take the time to know the Word of God. And when you do, remember, it is about observing it. In other words, it makes no difference if you read it or not if you won’t be obedient to it. Observe His Word today and you will be blessed.