All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. (KJV)
From this scripture arises the old adage, ‘Actions speak louder than words’ and one of our parents’ favorite admonishments, ‘Do as I say and not as I do’. A person’s character is perceived by not so much as to what they say but rather by what others observe them doing. This is especially true when it comes to children. Jesus’ words would not have held much meaning if He had not lived as He had taught others. We must be careful to live as though He is watching our every move, because He is.
Our Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit make us more aware of our actions reflecting our speech. Thank You for sending Your Son to show us how we should be a people of our word by living according to Your Word. Let our actions reflect the teachings of Jesus in all we say and do. May our conduct be in praise of Your grace and glory.
We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.
Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.
May God Bless,
VOD 06/12/12: Let Us Live As We Teach.
Posted on: June 12, 2012 9:57 am