We’ve all heard the phrase, “Talk is cheap.” It’s a go-to comment when we want someone to prove what they say by providing some action. I like the phrase because in this day of social media and instant technology, it’s become easy to talk about anything we want. It doesn’t take commitment or hard work, but simply the ability and time to spout off about anything.
There’s probably no argument more valid against Christianity in today’s world in a general sense than that we need to be more about action and less about talk. Action is about actually doing what we say we believe. It’s making our life match our faith. Even the Bible spends some time specifically addressing how we should put our convictions into action:
“14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
Today and the rest of this week, strive to put your faith into action. Open your eyes to the very real and numerous needs around you and make every effort to do something about them. Be the example of Christ in the lives of others.