Words are cheap (but still say them)

Posted by Matt Lane on June 25th, 2010 filed in Blurbs, Christian Living

It’s true, I think words can be cheap. Kinda ironic coming from someone who likes to write. But my subtitle applies to me too.

I have said this to several people lately but then I have wondered if I should have explained myself.

You see, I can say lots of things. And anyone who knows me knows that I do. But this goes for everyone. You can say things all day long. But if you don’t back them up with action? Fuggedaboutit.

People can say they care, that they love you, that they wish you well. But if their actions say otherwise, they are simply giving you lip service and really that is just a nice way to say they are lying to you.

On the other hand, if you never say some words, it can cheapen your actions. If I never say the words “I love you” to my wife, I’m going to have problems. Quickly. But again, I can’t say I love her and then never spend any time with her, never think about her and never serve her.

My point is you and I need both. And we need to do both.

God has done both. He has told us he loved us. And then he backed it up with the sacrifice of his Son. Words and action. You might not like it that God loves you but you might as well face the reality* and you can deny it but that doesn’t make it less true.

The same goes for us. Use words and then prove your words with actions. Make them reality. If you don’t, you just have cheap words.

(*taken from a sermon from Matt Chandler)

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