Our actions often speak louder than our words. Someone who claims something, but does not act accordingly, loses his credibility. Therefore, let our words and actions correspond.
Titus 2:7-8 (NIV)
In this passage, a church worker named Titus receives Paul's instructions on building a credible work in the church in Crete. We can learn several things from these verses, even if we ourselves do not do church work.
If our actions are good, but our words are not pure, or vice versa, they will cancel each other out so that we achieve nothing. Titus was given the responsibility to instruct older people and younger people about their behaviour and place in their home and in the community. This included the task of carrying out these instructions in his own life. This way, the believers in Crete could understand what he meant with his words by looking at his life.
Are your words reliable and accurate? How do your actions match your words?
Whether one preaches on Sunday, evangelizes on Thursday or tells a colleague about his faith, in all cases it is the proclamation of God's Word. Only when the words we speak are true (and " worthy ") and our deeds match our words, people will understand that God's word is beneficial (brings healing) and is unquestionable (the truth) .
Whoever listens to beautiful words and then sees deeds that contradict the words, is difficult to convince. The deeds speak loudly! This works the same way vice-versa. Whoever listens to people who live according to their words will be quickly and easily convinced. The actions confirm the words.
When we stop the contradiction, people can’t say anything bad about us. Let us continue to work towards this: That God will receive glory because our lives and words are a reflection of His wonderful truth .