Walk the talk

If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” – John 14:23

Four pastors got into a debate about different versions and translations of the Bible. One confessed to being a traditionalist and preferred the old King James Version. One liked the New Revised Version because the language was modern in style. Another said he wouldn’t swop his Amplified edition for anything.

A fourth minister had remained silent during the discussion and the others turned to ask him which version of the Bible he liked.

The pastor replied, "I like my mother's translation the best."

The others were surprised by his answer, and one of them asked, "Did your mother translate the Bible into her own version?"

"Yes, sort of," the man replied. "She translated it into her life, and it was the most convincing version I've ever seen."

You may know your Bible well and be able to quote chapter and verse, but does your daily lifestyle line-up with the word? Do you walk the talk?

On the other hand you may not be so good at quoting the correct scripture on the right occasion, but you can be a “living epistle” as Paul, the apostle, put it. Your life and the values you stand for are easily read by people you come into contact with.

We all need to be setting a godly example for others. Your children, grandchildren, friends, co-workers, and neighbours are watching how you live your life as a Christian. Make your life count.

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the example that Jesus set us. Help me to be a devoted follower and allow Your word to have prominence in my life.