What a world this would be if everyone grasped the concept that what someone actually does means more than what they say they will do.
If I could send one scripture to our future President, 1 John 3:18 would definitely be at the top of the list. It says, “let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth”.
I’m pretty sure Jonathan would make a great President…not me, I mean Jonathan, son of Saul. Or better yet, his unnamed armor bearer who didn’t just say he had Jonathan’s back, he proved it with his actions.
Imagine if Moses just said, “Sure I’ll lead the people out of slavery.” Or if your mom only said, “Sure I’ll feed you dinner tonight.”
I think the coolest story in the bible about your actions versus your words is Matthew 21:28-32 in which Jesus said, “Tell me what you think about this: There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first son and said, ‘Son, go and work today in my vineyard.’ The son answered, ‘I will not go.’ But later the son decided he should go, and he went. Then the father went to the other son and said, ‘Son, go and work today in my vineyard.’ The son answered, ‘Yes, sir, I will go and work.’ But he did not go. Which of the two sons obeyed his father? The priests and leaders answered, ‘The first son’. Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth. The tax collectors and the prostitutes will enter the Kingdom of God before you do. John came to show you the right way to live. And you did not believe him. But the tax collectors and prostitutes believed John. You saw this, but you still refused to change and believe him.’”
You know, the sad thing is “not everyone who says ‘You are my Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven. The only people who will enter the Kingdom of heaven are those who do the things that my Father in heaven wants.” Matthew 7:21 (ICB)
Is what you’re saying backed up by what you’re doing? Are you doing the word and not just hearing it? What do people see when they look at you? My challenge to you this week is talk less…do more.