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Talk is Cheap

  • They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this. You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God." Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me. John 8:39'42 WEB.

    Your master is who you obey. Jesus said, "Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I tell you?" (Luke 6:46). When Adam and Eve broke the Lord's commandment and ate the forbidden fruit in Genesis chapter 3, they and the children they later had, became enslaved to sin. This was because they rejected what God had told them and agreed with satan to disobey Him. This gave satan more power and influence over their life than God because they followed his advice. He became their master.

    When Jesus spoke in His hometown of Nazareth, some Jews were listening to Him who felt they were saved just because they had been born Jewish. They believed they had inherited their salvation. They said that they had one Father, God, and thought that no one descended from Abraham could ever be lost. Then Jesus explained they were actually the children of whom they obeyed.

    "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and the father of lies." (John 8:44 WEB).

    These "believers" said they were one thing but then acted like another. Secretly, they wanted to kill Jesus, which just happened to be what the devil desired as well. Coincidence? They were not acting like the patriarch Abraham, though they claimed to be aligned with him.

    Paul told us, "Don't you know that when you present yourselves as servants and obey someone, you are the servants of whomever you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?" (Romans 6:16 WEB). Jesus told us: "A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.Therefore, by their fruits you will know them." (Matthew 7:18'20 WEB).

    Talk is cheap, and your actions speak louder than your words. The fruit you are producing in your life tells God all He needs to know. Let your life reflect God living in you instead of the other thing. Let us be more like the One we serve. Let us be more like Jesus in our actions, and not just in our words today.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let Your light shine through me and help me be a positive influence on those around me. Guide me, teach me, help me to understand Your word, and share it with others. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Through the blood of Jesus, I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil and I make a choice to serve God this day. Amen!

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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: Jan 17

YOUR MESSAGE IS SO VERY TRUE.  THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN SO DIFFICULT, NOT BEING ABLE TO BE AROUND PEOPLE.  HOWEVER, THANK GOODNESS WE HAVE THE INTERNET TO TELL OUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND STRANGERS ABOUT OUR LORD. SPREAD THE WORD, YES. AMEN

 

Jan 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

 

Jan 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

AMEN!

Jan 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  God is my guide.  Thank you Pastor Dion for all you do. God bless you and Sylvia. Amen

Jan 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me make good choices dear God. Thank you for our blessings. Keep us safe Lord. Amen

Jan 17
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Lord I love you and I want my actions to be Christ like all day, everyday until we meet face to face. In Jesus'name I pray, Amen

Jan 17
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Let our lives be for you Jesus and all your glory. Amen 

Jan 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father You are my guide

Jan 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 17
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let Your light shine through me and help me be a positive influence on those around me. Guide me, teach me, help me to understand Your word, and share it with others. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Through the blood of Jesus, I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil and I make a choice to serve God this day. Amen!

Amen! Thank you Father.

Jan 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Jan 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father shine Your light on me a sinner, I need You in every step of my life to do the things that You are telling me to do. Speak to me and through me to be as You wants me to be, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Lord help me with what is needed to change in me, Amen. 

Awesome devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen 

Jan 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Our actions say volumes and our words are powerful too. Father may my thoughts, words and actions be pleasing to You! Amen.

Jan 17
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Day 

Jan 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen and amen 

Jan 17
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen! Praise the Lord!  Have a blessed Sonday!

Jan 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 17
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 18
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this , Amen.

Jan 18
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for this devotion today!

 

Jan 18