“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Nowadays, we see charismatic preachers who can rouse a whole stadium of people to wave their arms, pray in tongues and chant in ecstasy. That is a blessing! It is a gift of God. But it is empty and false if our lives do not reflect the Gospel we preach.
Today, Jesus has taken the old adage ‘actions speak louder than words,’ and amplified it to say that our eternal life is hinged upon our ability to translate our words into a life that is reflective of God’s will.
Dear God, I know that my words are part of my response to You. But it’s not just about talk. Please give me the sincerity and integrity to transform what I say into more than just sounds. Let my words be backed up by how I live my life. Amen