Practice What You Preach

They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work. Titus 1:16 HCSB

There was a man who professed to know Christ and said he was a Christian but his crude behavior and speech made me question if he really was a Christian. Only God can judge the heart of each person and determine if he or she is saved. There are several Scriptures that teach us that our actions should reflect our beliefs. We are not saved by our works but if we have accepted Christ into our lives and have made Him Lord, we should seek to follow His teachings and live in a way that would bring honor and glory to Him.

In this Scripture Paul warned of people who act religious and profess to know God, but conduct themselves in detestable ways. They disobey God’s Word. I have heard it said many times that one should practice what he preaches. The implication is that if you say something or teach something, you ought to live in a way that reflects that teaching or belief. Sadly, there are many who profess Christ but their lives fail to reflect any change in behavior or attitude.

Challenge: Do you practice what you preach? Do your actions and attitudes deny Christ? Do they reflect the same attitudes and behaviors that Jesus would have? Pray that you would always represent Christ and that others would see Jesus in you.

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