“Put into practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me” (Philippians 4:9).

A not-so-bright fellow saw a sign in a travel agency window: Cruise–$100 cash. He walked in and when the fellow at the desk asked for the money, the not-so-bright guy started counting it out. When he got to one hundred, he was whacked on the head. He woke up in a barrel floating down a river. Another not-so-bright guy floated past and said, “Say, do they serve lunch on this cruise?” The first not-so-bright guy answered, “They didn’t last year!”

It’s one thing not to know. It’s another to know and not learn.

Paul urged his readers to: “Begin practicing what he had taught and shown them. Then you won’t keep repeating the same mistakes.”

If you want to be just like Jesus—spend time listening for him in his word until you have received your lesson for the day. Then apply it!