22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Heavy words for a Friday. Or any day. But they are Truth.
As the saying goes - words are cheap. It's the action after them that counts.
Remember the good old sayings of our nations past = Be a man of your word. Where a handshake was a done deal because people owned up to what they said.
We've been given the gift of the Word of God. How do we rightly handle that? Do others see us as someone who stands by what they say? Do our actions match up with God's Word?
We deceive ourselves and plunder others when we proclaim Christ one minute and act like the devil the next. Sure we are human and flawed, but the Good News is that Jesus came to set us free.
Are you living like the free, the redeemed of the Lord?
Or are the chains of sin rattling around you, clamoring over any good word you might have to say?
Choose your words wisely and live accordingly. (really speaking to myself right now. :)
Through Christ we can do all things.