Today's Daily Bread
Thu. Dec 5, 2013: Isaiah 26:1-6; Matthew 7:21, 24-27
And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. What is the foundation of our faith? Is it words or actions? Anyone can talk about beliefs. Not everyone lives that faith. If we preach peace and justice but live a lifestyle that ignores or exploits the lowly and needy, we’re fooling ourselves. But we deceive no one else. Our weak foundation is obvious. Do we want to appear to be a Christian or actually be one? Knowing the right words to say means very little if we don’t follow through with works that offer comfort and that respect the dignity of our brothers and sisters. Guide our works, O Lord, we pray.