I was out Christmas shopping this past week and ran across a book of common sense sayings. Most were humorous but one that caught my eye was serious: “The best sermons are lived not preached”.
Now I think all of us would agree with that statement. Why do we do so? Because a sermon that is preached is just theoretical while a sermon that is lived is practical, it is authentic because it has been tried and found to be of value.
If we believe the above statement to be true then why do we believe in God’s case it is different? When we maintain that salvation is solely a matter of belief than we say that all God cares about is our statements of belief; that it does not matter to him if we actually live what we believe or not. Does that sound like God?