“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
–Mark 7:6 NIV
Jesus was talking about the Pharisees here. They were all show and no go. They liked to dress the part and walk around judging other people for not being holy enough. Does that sound like some Christians today? There are the cliché’s, “Less talk, more action.” “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Words are words but where’s the heart? Where’s the concern, where’s the compassion. Jesus came into the world with one mission, to die to pay for the sins of the people He loves. Yeah, He talked too, but His mission was primarily one of action. He displayed His love by dying as our substitute. In response, we worship God not just with our words, but with our lives. One saying puts in this way: “Preach the Good News everywhere you go. If necessary, use words.” The Holy Spirit lives in your heart, filling it with the love of Christ. Get out there and empty it on someone.