Saturday, December 04, 2010

Matching the Walk with the Talk

From today's devotion by Julie Ackerman Link in Our Daily Bread
I’d rather see a Christian
Than to hear one merely talk;
I’d rather see his actions
And behold his daily walk. —Herrell
God, forgive me for all the ways in which I have failed to live a life consistent with the faith I profess. Help me to walk like a Christian and not just talk like one. In Jesus' Name. AMEN

You'll want to read the entire devotion and the passage on which it's based, Titus 3:1-8.

UPDATE: From Stanley Hauerwas' commentary on Matthew, chapter 3:
It is not what the Pharisees and Sadducees say that John [the Baptizer] and Jesus condemn; but rather it is the inconsistency between their lives and what they commend. (emphasis mine)

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