Monday, July 31, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 July 31

"That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10)

Today’s Morsel:  I’m sure we all heard the comment "They talk a good game, but they sure aren’t walking the walk".  If we say that we are Christians, shouldn’t our walk reflect it?  Walking the talk is one of the challenges Christians face every day.  Paul said that we should, “Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).  We must be careful how we walk, where we walk, and what we do.  It’s true for every aspect of our lives.  From family and faith, to sports and politics, to our jobs and in our communities, there are challenges that we face, and we must walk the talk.  We often say one thing yet sadly do another.  James tells us, “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body” (James 3:2).  We can talk about the importance of being committed, being honest, having integrity, being trustworthy, showing respect, taking responsibility, and being dependable; but do we walk it?  We can talk about soul winning, but do we reach out and show compassion to those who do not know Jesus?  We can talk about giving to the Kingdom of God, but do we sacrificially give?  We can talk about heaven, but do we anticipate His coming?  Are we ready to go?  Some people say that they will die for their faith, and yet they won’t even commit to the things of God in their daily lives. Don’t talk it if you are going to walk it.

Sing:  Let me walk with You, Jesus, don’t ever leave me alone.  For without You I could never, no never make heaven my home.

Thought For Today:  Don’t talk it if you aren't going to walk it. (Parker)

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