The word blessed in the bible means happy and according to James we are blessed if we do the work. Therefore we must define what the work is.
The work of the Lord is to preach the gospel (Mk 16.15), which is relatively simple to do once we know what the gospel is. I went to evangelical churches for thirty years and was never taught what the gospel is nor how to preach it.
The gospel according to the scriptures is, "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." It's easy to preach by adding a 'catch phrase', "Did you hear the good news (Gospel means good news.)?" It allows another to believe on Christ and be saved (See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition of 'saved'.). Then we can teach them how to preach the gospel as well (and teach others how to preach it) so the gospel seed might be multiplied.
The idea is to be a doer of the work. By preaching the gospel we will be blessed (happy) in our deed for this is the work of the Lord. On the other hand we can be hearers only, deceiving our own selves (Jas 1.22).
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