Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Walk the Talk (2 Corinthians 10:7-11)

Today’s scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:7-11

You’ve heard the phrase, “Walk the talk”? It means, of course, that our actions should mirror our words. The opposite is, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Paul wrote several times about how one should behave the same, no matter who else may be around. He wrote to the Christians at Philippi: “What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from you, keep it up” (2:12, MSG).

We are Christ’s, and both our words and our actions should reflect Him. We should, “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life …” (Philippians 2:14-16a, NKJV).

Inwardly growing to be more like Christ. Outwardly reflecting His attributes of love, grace, gentleness, and mercy.

Indeed, walking the talk.

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