Do the Word
Actually applying, carrying out, or doing what was learned was also a prime factor of discipleship. This was reflected in Jesus’ expectations of His disciples and the assignments He gave them. Jesus involved His disciples in what He did and what He experienced. He gave them opportunities to do what He did while He was on earth with them. Discipleship is active, not passive.
In James 1:22, believers are admonished “not to merely listen to the word”, but also to “do what it says”. Consequently, the goal of learning or interpreting Scripture is “not simply knowledge, but practice (Blythe Stuart).” Such practice should transcend to lifestyle and ministry. Doing what had been taught was paramount to what Jesus expected from His disciples, who would be responsible for initiating the spread of the gospel; and so, it is paramount for believers today, whose mission is to continue spreading the Gospel.