Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9 NIV
Put It into Practice
This past January the Ontario government announced that it wants to make it easier for healthcare workers across Canada to practice medicine in Ontario. The legislation will see the credentials of healthcare workers registered in other provinces and territories automatically recognized in Ontario. In this ‘As of Right’ legislation, out-of-province healthcare professionals wouldn’t need to register with a regulatory college in Ontario. Ontario says the changes would mark the first step toward a pan-Canadian portable registration model.
Bible League Canada’s partners around the world train a lot of people to start churches. One of the strengths of the training is that after a training session, the church planters are sent back to their community to put into practice what they have learned. There is nothing like putting into practice what you have just learned. This is a solidly Biblically principle. Paul the apostle writes about this in Philippians 4:9: “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” If you are a follower of Christ, you are His disciple. In the Biblical sense, a disciple is someone who takes on the name of Jesus and who puts into practice what He teaches. It demands that we study the Bible and then get about doing what we have learned. It isn’t enough to simply have head knowledge – we are called to do the will of God – to do what the Word of God calls us to do. That’s what James was getting at when he said that faith without works is dead. Commit yourself today to put into practice what you learn from the Bible.
These have been words from the heart.