Every so often, my husband will mute the volume on a show we are watching to see if we can figure out the story line based solely on the actions of the actors. It’s interesting when we do this because it causes us to pay more attention to what is being done rather than rely on what the people are saying. The Bible has many passages concerning our conduct as Christians and what type of behavior should be a part of our daily Christian life.
The Bible says in Matthew 7: 16-20:
“16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
You see, more than what we say, God looks at the “fruit” we bear. The earlier passage states that a healthy tree CANNOT bear bad fruit. A tree that is healthy can only bear healthy fruit! Likewise, it is important for us to make sure that what we say out of our mouths, coincides with our actions.
The Bible says in Luke 6:45:
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Make sure that what you say about your Christian walk, is the same as how you act out your walk on a daily basis.