Here’s some more quote lovin’ from Andy Stanley in Communicating for a Change.
… spiritual maturity is gauged by application not contemplation. James says it best, “Faith without deeds is useless. (James 2:20)” “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22)”
When asked which of the commandments were the greatest He summarized the entire law with two action-oriented imperatives, love God and love your neighbor.
It’s interesting that the group who knew the Old Testament Scriptures best were the very ones who considered Jesus a blasphemer and arranged for His crucifixion.