For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:46-48).
The Word of God will only profit you when you live it, when you consciously practise or do what it says. For example, our opening scripture is something you should practise. Live in that scripture and let it be your daily walk. A learner can make mistakes. So in practising the Word, you may miss it, but don’t give up and say, “Well, I tried.” Keep at it, and you’ll surely get better.
The latter part of our opening verse says, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). As you keep at it, you’d discover that you’re making lesser mistakes, until you can confidently say, “I have the mind of Christ.” As a Christian, practising the Word is how you can enjoy its full benefits in your life, because the power of God is in His Word (Romans 1:16). If you want to see more of the power of God in your life, you must keep acting on the Word. For example, the Word says, “Be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV); practise it. Refuse to worry or fret about what you’ll eat or wear, where to stay, etc.; rather, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
We’ve been called to live the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the Living Word, and the Bible says we’re as He is. Paul said, “Ye are our epistles…” (2 Corinthians 3:2). That means we’re the expression of the Word. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” Since you’re born of the Word, you must live by the Word that made you, because every living thing must remain connected to its source. So, stay connected and live the Word in your daily walk.