“Walk the Talk”

“Walk the Talk”


Without the proper heart attitude, even

the “good things” we do will not count before God. It is the

condition of the heart that impresses God. Many say they love God, but deny Him

by their compromised lifestyles. A man cannot live in two worlds, nor can he

serve two masters. Ultimately, he will choose one over the other, even as Jesus

declared in Matthew 6:24. If we are not on fire with a love for God that causes

us to live in close relationship and in obedience with Him, we are lukewarm and

need to repent. Many people are spiritually blind, because they are rich in the

world’s goods and do not line their perspectives up with God’s truth.

The Lord will not accept the sacrifices

of the wicked, nor will He hear their music. Their worship songs are just noise

to Him because their hearts are not right before Him: “I hate, I reject

your festivals, nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you

offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept

them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. Take

away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of

your harps. But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an

ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:21-24).

While the way of the wicked is an

abomination to the Lord, He loves those who follow after righteousness. We must

be totally committed to God’s will if we are to be overcomers. A compromised

life style brings judgment upon us and it will ultimately destroy our

relationship with the Lord. However, if we remain steadfast, and follow the

Lord daily, we will bring joy to His heart and be blessed.