God’s Word says that Jesus went about doing good in Acts 10:38. Because of Jesus’ goodness, He suffered the ultimate torture.
Jesus went from town to town preaching God’s words of healing, casting out the enemy and performing miracles of all sorts. Some of the most religious people did not believe He was the Messiah in human form. Mark 2:23 – 27 reads that Jesus and His disciples picked grains and ate them on the Sabbath and the Pharisees (the religious people) did not approve. That passage goes on to say that David and his companions were hungry so they entered the House of God and ate the consecrated bread which was only for the high priest. God had to tell them, the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
Attending church and praising Jesus’ Name is what He deserves. Sitting on a church pew pouring our hearts out to God in worship then leaving church and looking down on someone like we are better than them is contradictory and hypocritical. Christians need to go about doing good. We have to put actions to our words. John 13:35 commands us to love one another, and everyone will know we are Christians by our love.
Going to church is not enough! We have to “be” the church, everyday to everyone that we come in contact with. One of the worst things we could do is act in such a way that our actions cause someone to say, “If that’s what being a Christian is all about, I don’t want any part of it”.
No one is perfect. We are going to mess up. When our actions don’t match our words, we can ask for forgiveness from God and others. Whether or not the person that we apologized to accepts it, is up to them. We have done our part.
Let us remember as we go through our day, if we are going to talk the talk, we better be prepared to walk the walk.