In the book, What Difference Do It Make?, it tells a continuing story of two unlikely friends, Ron Hall, a wealthy art dealer, and Denver Moore, a homeless African American man. Denver Moore, this uneducated homeless man, had a lot of wisdom. He died not long ago. Listen to these words he said, “One day I asked Mr. Ron, ‘Mr. Ron, all these white folks been inviting us to their Bible studies, how come none of thems inviting us to their Bible doings? I ain’t saying it ain’t alright to study the Bible, but I noticed a lot of folks doing more looking at the Bible than doing what it says. The book of James says, ‘Don’t just listen to what God says. Do what God says.’ And Jesus said God gonna separate us, the sheep from the goats, based on what we did, not how much we read.’” Well, you can’t say it much better than that. How’s your Bible doings? You can learn the Bible, get knowledge about it, quote the Bible, you can mark up your Bible, highlight it, write in it, but is the Bible marking you? You can listen to it, accept it as truth, but if you are not doing it, God is unimpressed. God blesses obedience to His word. He’ll bless your doings.
– Dr. Tim Thompson