Topic: Your Word, Your Life [Wednesday, 26th April 2017]
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:37
One of the things that we’ve come to understand about God, is that His word is more than His bond. God’s word is Him personified. You cannot divorce God from His word. This is a very important part of God, Who reverences His word above His name, because His word is Him (John 1:1).
Truth is, just like God’s word is Him personified, so also are our words. Your word is you. And it is very important that we live our words. As people of God, we preach to others and expect them to live by the guidelines our sermons outline for them, because we know it’s the best way to live.
It is also expected of us, as the husbandman that labours in the word, to be the first partaker of the fruits of our words (2 Timothy 2:6). That is, it is expected we live our lives according to these godly and righteous guidelines we tell people to do first. This is very important, because our words – preachings – if not live out by us, will condemn us before men and God.
Scriptures says in Romans 2:24 that “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you.” Christianity is being mock by non-Christians because some folks who preach don’t live by what they preach.
They do mostly the opposite of what they dish out on the pulpit. But this must not be named among us (Ephesians 5:3). Truth is, the ability to live by the words we preach has been given to us.
We can live by the word. Let our words be our lives. Let people read us like epistles and live their lives based on what they see through our actions. Our words are our lives.
Keep winning daily.
Dear Father, I trust in Your grace, which is able to build me up and make me live by the words I preach. My life is a full representation of my words. What I ask people to do, I do first, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.