Actions speak louder than words

So, if you wondered if this was in the Bible, the answer is yes. It is in Titus, verse 15, in the Message Translation.

Titus 1 v 15 They say they know God, but their actions speak louder than their words. The Message

Are you a fake?

1abf9e6075f90a606c8985b23923c6dbWhat a question! But the question is designed to make you stop and react and think. I would be surprised if there were many people reading this who would readily admit to being a fake. It’s because we are not fakes in our own minds. But being a fake is not whether you believe you are one or not; it is about whether other people see you as a fake. The most common objection people in the world have to Christianity is this:

Christians are such fakes

The sad thing is that the criticism is often true. Not always, but often! The problem again is that actions speak louder than words. You see faith is a very difficult concept. Faith is taking what God says is true, believing it, and then acting accordingly. So if you have faith for your healing, it means you believe that God says that by Jesus stripes we are healed and therefore you start to act as though you believe it. The Bible says we should be slow to speak and quick to listen. I think this is excellent advice, and sadly far too few Christians follow this advice. People are too quick to speak, especially in a church environment or when we are with other Christians. We say the things we think we are supposed to say or that we think people want us to say, but when the time comes to back up our speech with actions, we are not quite so fast or quite so good.

 

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