Saturday: August 22, 2020
Reference: Matthew 23:1-12
Matthew 23:3 So be careful to do everything they tell you. But don’t follow their example, because they don’t practice what they preach.
“Put your money where your mouth is”, this is an idiom that goes to support the notion that actions must be taken to corroborate or support one’s words and opinions. Thus, it seeks to ensure an alignment between words and action, because anything short of that is hypocrisy.
The faculties of the mind and the control mechanisms which manage speaking and movement, very likely travel along different pathways. So just because people always appear to say the right things, does not automatically equate to doing those same right things. If we imagined both of these actions on the rungs of a ladder, “doing” would be a step above “saying”.
A bit more is required to translate what is read, heard or spoken into what is actually done. Doing requires the involvement of, and aggregation of resources which may otherwise not be required if all we wanted to do was speak.
Sweetheart, it isn’t enough simply to “speak”, we have to go a step further to actually ‘do’. We ought to find ways to align our words with our actions for in that way, the lives we live will present a full message that can speak to others, not a buffet where they need to pick and choose because aspects are not up to expected standards.