“Whatever you have learned or received or seen in me or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Phil. 4:9 (NIV)
The apostle Paul gives his readers very good guidance here. His readers in the first Century received the word to “put into practice’ whatever they learned from his letters, heard in sermons, or saw in his practice.
When we are new Christians and start studying our Bibles, we are taught that we are to apply what we learn to our hearts in order to experience growth in our spiritual lives.By applying what we learn to our lives and our hearts, two things happen. First, we grow a little more like Christ each time. Second, when we display godly traits, we model Christ for those around us.