Sunday, March 22, 2015

Windy Profession and Airy Talk

O soul, consider this deeply: it is the life of a Christian which carries more conviction and persuasion than his words. Though, like an angel, you talk of Christ, of the gospel, of the doctrines of grace, and of Heaven, yet, if you indulge devilish tempers, and live under the power of any sinful lusts and passions, you will hereby harden others against the things of God and prevent their setting out in the ways of God.

Study and pray to be a consistent walker in the ways of holiness; else, all is but windy profession and airy talk.  O how much harm is done to Christ's cause by the unholy walk of many professors!

[John Bunyan]

Matthew 5:16 ... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 ... For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Colossians 2:6-7 ... As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Romans 6:4 ... Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.