Thursday, March 8, 2007


Romans 2:12-24

"You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you not rob temples? You who brag about the law, do you not dishonor God by breaking the law?" (Romans 2:22, 23)

In the movie ‘The Last Emperor’, the boy-king Pu Yi was given a lesson in careful speaking by his Scottish tutor, Reginald Johnston, who told him, “If you don’t say what you mean, then you will never mean what you say. And a gentleman must always mean what he says.”

Candidate for most often used accusation against Christians? Hypocrisy. Saying one thing but meaning the opposite. All talk no walk (NATO, No-Action-Talk-Only). Instantly judgmental but never self-judgmental. Acting in a way which confirms you didn’t mean what you said.

What have we been saying lately about God, His love, our family in Christ? What do we say (or nod to when others say them) most of the time in church? Do we mean it? Do our lives show it?

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