MEAN WHAT YOU SAY

READ: Mt. 5:37 & Titus 2:7-8

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”

The passage in Matthew speaks to our integrity. In this time it seems to be all we have that someone cannot take from us. The late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia said that brains and learning are articles of commerce but, “The only thing in the world not for sale is character.“

Jesus called us to make disciples. The more we try to accomplish this and lead our friends, family members, co-workers and others to Him, the more we will be challenged, questioned and judged as to the truth of what we believe and stand for.

The best way to lead another to Christ is to build a relationship with them. In doing so trust must be established. That is followed by examples of a life well lived in obedience and then the blessing of grace and salvation.

The difference between “happiness” and the joy of the Lord becomes something a person begins to hunger and thirst for.

Just mean what you say and say what you mean. Let God’s Word be your guide and pray in His Son’s Name that your words would be His words.

PRAY: Heavenly Father, the desire of my heart is to lead others to a relationship with You and to live out the Great Commission given me by Christ. Please help me keep to Your Word and truth and be a blessing and guide to those I encounter for You. In Your Son’s blessed and holy Name.