What I Read Today;
Romans 2; Matthew 2; Jeremiah 45; Psalm 123; 1 Samuel 19
I’m guessing that you have heard the comment, “Actions speak louder than words.”
A parent who counsels his child to not smoke or drink and then goes to the liquor store and buys beer and cigarettes is probably not going to get his message across. Politicians are infamous for campaigning on one thing and doing another once elected.
It seems that we now fixate on a politician’s words in a press conference or on Twitter, more than what their actual policies are.
Appearances do not indicate what we really believe.
In Romans 2:28-29, Paul condemns his Jewish counterparts. He accuses them of putting style over substance. They have come to believe that the outward practice of religion is all that is necessary for salvation.
True religion, however, is a religion that affects our lives. It impacts who we are and what we do. Obedience to God becomes our desire. We want to live our lives to please God. We don’t obey God out of a sense that our doing these things will ensure that God will owe us salvation. Instead, we seek to please God out of reverence for all that he has done for us.
How circumcised is your heart?