Recently, the Winter Olympics united millions of people around the world. For seventeen days, we watched elite athletes compete for gold medals. Perhaps your family, like mine, spent hours curled up together on the sofa cheering on your favorite competitors.
When it comes to the Olympics, most of us are spectators. Unfortunately, many of us have a spectator theology, as well. Many Christians are content to let others champion God’s causes, make disciples of the nations, and live sacrificially.
But when it comes to our faith, we were never meant to be spectators. James writes to the church, “I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2:18). We weren’t created for a life on the sidelines. We are active participants in God’s redemptive work. We are to be doers of the Word (James 1:22).
Dear sister, know that God’s commands are good, and when He tells you to be a doer of them, it’s for your good. You don’t want to miss out on the joy of obedience (John 15:10–11).