Talk is cheap

“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.

 

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