Scripture:

 

[11] Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

 

Observation:

 

An observer knows a child by his acts because there is no good way to know his heart. If she is pure and upright we think of her that way. And of course, if he is ornery and a stinker, we think of him that way as well.

 

Application:

 

People we meet casually, or don’t spent a lot of time getting to know deeply, know us by our conduct, just as we know a child by his conduct.  Others will not only judge us by our conduct, but may judge other Christians by what we personally say and do since we represent Christians and the Lord.

 

People have good reason to know us by our acts. In Matthew 12:34 Jesus says “..out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” This holds for our words and our conduct.

 

Yes, God knows our hearts but he also has expectations on our acts. He expects our actions to be obedient to him and to honor him. We are to glorify him in all we do and if our acts do not show that, we are failing in that respect.

 

Prayer:

 

Lord I love you. Thank you for the numerous blessings you give me every single day. I pray that my conduct is obedient to you and that I honor you in all I do. In Jesus Christ’s holy name I pray, amen.