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You hear them too.
Friends, relatives or neighbors who are constantly telling
you what they are going to do - but it never happens. It is
just so much talk. You have heard it so many times that
you could recite it just as well as they do.
And even more in the political realm.
ALL the politicians are telling you what they are going
to do for you. How they are going to clean up corruption
or bad situtions and so forth. But it never happens. The
only thing that happens is that you lose more of your
freedoms and your taxes increase.
Our words do us no good if they are not backed
up by action. St. James when talking about faith
said what could just as well apply to words we talk.
"My friends, what good is it for one of you to
say that you have faith if your actions do not
prove it? ...... So it is with faith: if it is alone
and includes no actions, then it is dead."
(James 2:14,17 GNT)
Talk is cheap. Or is it.
Consider this. One day both you and I are going to
stand before the God who created us - whether we
like it or not. Then we are going to give an account of
our lives. Every bit of it.
The one who created the heavens and the earth, and gives you life it's self said,
"You can be sure that on the Judgment Day
you will have to give account of every useless
word you have ever spoken. Your words will
be used to judge you - to declare you either
innocent or guilty."
(Matthew 12:36,37 GNT)
All of that cheap talk may end up coming
at a very high price.
"Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry"
(James 1:19 GNT)
Solomon the wisest man who ever lived
gave this advice,
"Think before you speak, and don't
make any rash promises to God. He
is in heaven and your are on earth,
so don't say any more than you have to."
(Ecclesiastes 5:2 GNT)
- Someone said,"Wisdom has two parts:1. Having a lot to say.2. Not saying it.
"As it is the characteristic of great
wits to say much in few words, so
it is of small wits to talk much and