This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.
The test of Christianity is that a man lives better than he preaches. …Christianity does not consist in telling the truth, or walking in a conscientious way, or adhering to principles; Christianity is something other than all that, it is adhering in absolute surrender to a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ.
From Baffled To Fight Better
I say, “I want my walk to match my talk.”
Jesus says, “I want your walk to exceed your talk.”
I say, “I’m not perfect, but I hope I’m good enough.”
Jesus says, “Be perfect, just as My Father in Heaven is perfect.”
I cannot do any of these things on my own. I can only do them by surrendering to my Lord.