I’ve heard it said ‘my word is my bond’ implying that you can trust I will do what I say.
The Apostle James is on about something similar this morning but with a bit of a twist.
‘Hearing is doing’ might be closer to what he is thinking about.
Listening to God’s word and then doing it.
Being people of integrity in the living of the faith we profess – in all parts of our lives.
James encourages this consistency and pattern in our lives so that we may be a blessing, not a hindrance, to others or God’s plans and purposes.
They are familiar words well worth hearing and pondering in the midst of the busyness of our lives and vocations.