Are you taken back by the question in the title? Does this almost offend you? Well Craig Groeschel wrote a whole book about it. Literally the gist is that we say one thing as Christians, but completely live our lives differently. For example, we state in our faith "the Lord will provide for all our needs" (needs not wants), yet we spend hours upon hours stressing about how WE will make it work. We proclaim that "Jesus is the peace that passes all understanding", but many Christian homes are not peaceful. We say adamantly "we should love one another", however when presented the opportunity to deal with a difficult person in love, we refuse. The list could go on and on. As Christians no one wants to hear us talk, they want to see us act. Those of the world want to find hope in something. They want to experience something different and unexplainable. In order for us to live like we believe it, it will require great sacrifice. It will require dying to ourself not only daily, but hourly, maybe even minute to minute. Without the proof of our actions, our words are just that, useless words. I am reminded of the verse in Matthew, ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.”
Wow, that stings!! Let’s ponder how our actions may not be matching up to our bold worship on Sunday.