Monday, July 28, 2008

When All Is Said and Done....

When all is said and done, what is said should be what has been done. Often the talk we talk on Sunday is not the walk we walk on Monday, as for example:
  • We talk about Christian attitudes but then erupt with anger the first time something doesn't go our way.
  • We talk about our love for the Saviour, but we cannot find a way to show love for both saints and sinners around us.
  • We talk about soulwinning, but we cannot get around to it on a consistent basis or even at all.
  • We talk about what the Bible teaches, but then we forget to follow it in our own daily personal walk.
  • We talk about doing right, but we decide to bend the rules just a little when it suits us to do so.

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Talking the talk is always right to do! If we do not talk about the right things, then we sure enough will evidence a life of backsliding in our Christian walk.

Walking the walk gives legitimacy to our talking the talk. Walking through life showing evidence of our talk based on God's Word exhibits evidence of our true Christianity; exhibiting Christ-likeness in our walk.

As a Christian, we have much with which we are entrusted. Being true and faithful is a necessary expectation.

1 Cor. 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

There will come a time in your life when all will be said and all will be done. When that time comes, it will be good if the preacher can truthfully eulogize that your "said" and your "done" were indeed well done.

But even more important than that, one day you will stand before the Lord, who knows all that you ever said and all that you have ever done. Will He be able to say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord?"

As a Christian, let's make sure we give it a full effort; our walk matching our talk!!!!!

(Seed thought provided by Dr. Shelton Smith)

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