Your Beliefs Don‘t Make You A Better Person

…Your behavior does.

You can tell me what you believe. But I’m watching how you behave.

You can tell me you are a Christian; but if your actions are not those of a disciple of Jesus, I will think you are not a Christian.

On the other hand, you may wake up in the morning not feeling very Christ-like. But you help someone with a bag at the store, or open a door, or let someone pass in front of you on the road to work, or some other small blessing to someone else.

You can “fake it ’till you make it” or better you can intentionally choose your behavior and discover a Jesus-like attitude toward life.

Jesus said to follow him and love…God and our neighbor. Love is an action verb, not a noun describing an emotion.

You go out and do love by how you treat other people. In so doing, you are following Jesus. After all, he often said to go and do.

Beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.

2 Responses to “Your Beliefs Don‘t Make You A Better Person”

  1. josephruizjr Says:

    Flew back from Spain on Saturday in the middle seat. The woman on my left was engaging, had a high EQ. The guy on my right didn’t say a word spread out with elbows etc really owned the space. She saw me reading Ortberg’s Soul Keeper. Turns out they had been on a missions trip. The guy on the right was her pastor. I can be the guy on the right when I travel. It was convicting and a lesson of how our behavior really does speak volumes.

  2. Gary Mintchell Says:

    Thanks for the story. It reminds us to be aware of the “little” things.

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