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20th June 2023

Do the Walk


Do you see that faith was working together with his works,

and by works faith was made perfect? James 2:22


Often we Christians are urged not just to “talk the talk” but to “walk the talk.” The same advice may be expressed in these words: Do not let your behaviour contradict your professed belief. At other times we are admonished to be sure that life and lip agree. If our conduct does not harmonize with our confession of faith, however, that discrepancy nullifies the testimony of the Gospel which we proclaim.


As far as we can know, Mahatma Gandhi never became a Christian, but he made a statement that we who follow the Lord Jesus would do well to ponder. When asked to put his message into one short sentence, he replied, “My life is my message.”


Certainly, we should explain the Gospel message as clearly as possible. Yet the clearest explanation is not going to win hearts for the Lord unless His love is embodied in our lives. To quote the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” And holding himself up as a pattern, he wrote in Philippians 4:9, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Bible Reading

Romans 2:17-24.

Prayer

Gracious Lord God, Let Your Son Jesus be seen in me. In His name, I pray. Amen.











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