Actions, not speech, reveal motives. 10.4.11

by Aaron K.

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Actions, not speech, reveal motives. 10.4.11

Young people eventually reveal by their actions if their motives are on the up and up. Drinking from the Chalice of Knowledge (Proverbs 20:11 MSG)

Talk is cheap…for it is easy to do, requires no discipline…and costs a man nothing to say the right things. For myself included the gap is not in knowing or saying the right things, for most people know what is right, the challenge is in doing it. So when it comes to assessing the motives of ourselves or others, which can be hard to do…the best place to look is the actions, not the speech. Action. My sons, in life, right talk is cheap and as common to man as the air we breath, instead look to a man’s actions in life when assessing character…for that is the truest evidence of the heart condition. Beware also that you don’t deceive yourself, for your actions in life are revealing the same about you.