Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them ….
“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.
You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act.”
Matthew 5:1-2; Matthew 7:15-16
Nearly every day we hear about someone getting caught having an affair or stealing money from their workplace. And as soon as the story breaks, friends and neighbors of the accused person say, “I can’t believe it. She was such a nice person!”
The verse from Matthew 7, above, specifically talks about people who claim to Christians. We all know people who say that they are Christians and yet they do things that the Bible talks against. You can tell who the real Christians are when their actions match their words.
Think about the people you associate with: Do their actions match their words? For example, are you currently dating someone who says that they love you and yet that person treats you with disrespect? Does that person promise you things but does not deliver? What about you? Do you say you are a Christian but you know that you are doing things that go against what God wants?
If you truly want to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus, make sure your actions match your words.
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.