James 1:22 King James Version 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
The hearer of the word, just goes for the promise. They do not do any preparation they just jump right in ready to receive the prize.
The doer of the word, hears the word and does the preparation needed to receive the promise. After getting themselves prepared for the promise, they receive the promise.
To earn a Medical Degree, you must follow the set program of studies and take the required courses/labs. The degree is the promise for completing course. To whom much is given, much is required.
Are you a hearer or a doer of the Word?
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