“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” Matthew 3:8.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Samuel 18, 1 Chronicles 6, Psalm 11, and Matthew 3.
We say one thing and do another.
We are all well intentioned. We mean well. But then life shows up.
Because I belong to God, my behavior should display it.
If I claim to be an apple tree, there should be apples showing.
I will tell you that I am a believer, my life should reveal it.
John the Baptist was getting after the Pharisees in today’s verse. They claimed to be Godly but didn’t live that way.
There is a lifestyle that is Godly. I want it to be mine.
How do I get that lifestyle? I need to study His Word. I need to be in constant communion with Him. I need to be taught by those who love God.
“Lord, forgive me for my Pharisaic behavior. I talk but don’t walk. I claim my love for You and then act as if we’re total strangers. Prick my conscience. Fill me with You. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
We must be Godly in word and deed.