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Davidisms: After All Is Said and Done, A Lot More Is Said Than Done

I think I saw this written on a placard at Cracker Barrel: “After all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.” It was a strange place to read such a profound truth, but I’ve remembered it ever since.

Did you know this statement is Biblical? Jesus said so, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). It’s an if-then statement. Obeying what Jesus commanded is proof that you love him. If you say you love him, then you will try to obey his commands.

James - Jesus’s half-brother and head of the early Jerusalem church - made the same point in his New Testament book. We are not only to be hearers of God’s Word but doers of God’s Word as well (James 1:22-25). Again, we don’t just say, we do.

Obedience is the proof of our faith. Make sure that if you say you love Jesus, you do what he tells you to do.

It really is true. After all is said and done, a whole lot more is said than done.

Don’t let that be the case for you.

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