Put it into practice
Luke 8:19-21 (NIV) Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into into practice.” (Emphasis added)
Jesus is emphasizing who His family really are. He associates himself with those who put into practice what God has shown them. After all what good is knowledge and revelation if you don’t do anything with it.
So this means when we hear from Him or He shows us something, we must take action through obedience.
What a compliment to be referred to as Jesus’ family and to be known for practicing what we know to be truth. Do you want this?
James 1:22-24 MSG Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.