Walk The Walk

By Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ,” (1 Corinthians 11:1).

Which one has a greater impact:  preaching about something or living it out?

Those who preach, but do not practice what they preach, are called hypocrites.  They talk the talk, but do not walk the walk.  On the other hand, those who practice what they preach talk it and walk it.  Their example speaks volumes about the genuineness of what they profess.

The Apostle Paul preached a lot, but he practiced always.  He often wrote about the ways that he lived out his faith before others – giving them an example to follow (1 Thessalonians 1:5-7; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-8).  People could not argue with the godly example that Paul lived.  The evidence of his righteous living served as an encouragement and model to other believers and as a testimony of the power of God to unbelievers.

Paul lived his life imitating Christ.  Jesus set an example of love, humility, and servanthood.  His lifestyle was centered on pleasing the Father.  His drive was fueled by his desire to bring glory to his Father.  Our Lord did not have to speak about his attributes, he lived them.  He is our perfect example that we should imitate.

Many think that Christians are a bunch of hypocrites because of all the people who profess Christ, but do not obey him.  True believers are to walk the walk and live out their faith in Christ by imitating Him through love, humility, and servanthood.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.