But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out – he will be blessed in what he does.
Many times people blame God for not being blessed thinking He is holding back blessings from them. Others blame the devil, or other people, or their circumstances for not having a blessed life. But in fact the only one that determines if we live a blessed life or not is ourselves. As James states in the above verse that if we look into God’s perfect law (His Word) which brings liberty, and we are not just hearers but doers of the Word, we will be blessed in what we do. Jesus has come to bless us with life (the God-kind of life), and that more abundantly. If you have ever tried to get somewhere and as you are heading to your destination you come upon a road block, you are stopped from going any further until the barrier is removed. When you hear God’s Word but then don’t do what it tells you, it is the same as you putting up a road block to the blessings of God in that area of your life. You cannot get to the blessing God has for you. So to remove the road blocks to God’s blessings in your life become a doer of God’s Word. Every excuse you make as to why you can’t do what His Word says is another road block. Remove the road blocks and you will reach the destination of blessings God has for you.