Walk the Talk

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Beliefs without accompanying acts of compassion and social justice are empty.

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Listen to my song “I Want to Follow You” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Matthew 7:26-27

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined.”

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Jesus taught his followers many things:

Love your neighbor as yourself;

Love your enemies;

Feed the hungry;

Welcome the stranger;

Whatever you did to the least of these, you did to me;

Forgive an infinite number of times;

Blessed are the peacemakers; etc.

What good are all these words of Jesus if the person who hears them doesn’t act on them?

As it also says in scripture: “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:17).

Just hearing Jesus’ words, going to church and practicing rituals makes no impact on the world.

Such a life would be like the house built on sand.

But for a person who hears Jesus’ words and actually lives them, that person’s life would be like the house built on solid ground.

It would make a lasting impact.

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Listen to the song of the day “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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