Talk is Cheap

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.  ~John Locke

There was a movie back in 2000 with Mel Gibson called, “What Women Want”.  The story is about a philandering male executive who becomes able to read the minds of women, after being electrocuted in a household accident.  He now possesses the power to know the innermost thoughts of every woman he encounters. Yes, I know it is a movie, but how I would love to be blessed with that gift every once in a while. 

I have come to realize that the true test of someone’s genuineness is not what they say, but what they do.  I am sure you are familiar with the saying, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”.  It’s easy to “talk the talk”, but can they “walk the walk”?

“Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”(James 2:14-17, The Message)

This scripture in James reminds us that we have to do more than just talk or have good intentions. We need to back up what we say with what we do, or we lose credibility.  Our words are empty unless they are followed up with works that support them.  Remember, talk is cheap; actions are priceless.  Take the advice of James and SHOW someone today how much you care about them.

“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13)

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