Don’t Just Talk
Posted by Melissa
Everybody knows this group of people lie all the time—because they generally get caught in their lies. Who are they?
Here’s a clue: their name begins with a “C.” Celebrities? Yes, but that’s not the group I have in mind. Give up? Try Christians. Yup, we’re guilty, too.
Read 1 John 1:5-7. Concentrate on verse 6.
What was John’s main point in this passage?
What does it mean to walk in the light?
How are you walking in the light? Explain.
Based on John’s description of liars, would you consider yourself one? Explain.
What does walking in darkness look like? Give examples.
In what ways have you lied to yourself and to God?
John wrote that if what we do doesn’t reflect what we say, then we’re liars. If we say we love Christ and obey Him, but our lives say otherwise, we’re lying. Hits close to home, doesn’t it?
See, it’s through your actions that you prove you are God’s child. When your words match what you do, when what you say you believe affects how you live—people have less reason to doubt you and more reason to give God a chance.
It’s tough but true: because we bear His name, everything we do reflects on Him. So if you truly love God, your life will reflect Him. And people will listen when you talk about your faith because they see it in action in your life.
Posted in Devotions, Girls | Tagged Camp Crestridge, Galatians 4, Reprinted from ec magazine. © 2011 LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Used by permission.