How courteous are you to your family? What do you convey with your tongue? Now, that's a big one! But more, do you use crude language? Are your remarks about the preacher or public figures in good taste? Do you blow up? Ask yourself, "Do I want my children to be like I am?"
Dad needs to set an example of being a servant, as Jesus was, in everything from teaching, earning money and listening to doing the dirtiest household tasks. Jesus left us an example that we might follow in his steps. He stooped and washed feet, and we are called to live a life like his.
To profess to be a Christian without living it does more harm than good.
So let’s make life work a lot better for us: walk your talk, practice what you preach.
[Jesus said] "Not everyone who says to Me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. (Matthew 7:21 NASB)
About the Author
Dr. Faulkner was the very first person of note and influence who shared his content with us at HEARTLIGHT.org
beginning in 1996.
Paul Faulkner taught on the Abilene Christian University campus full-time for 35 years. He was honored in 1982 as the university’s Teacher of the Year. He has written several books and was a much sought-after speaker and seminar leader along with his Marriage Enrichment partner, Dr. Carl Brecheen. Dr. Faulkner mentored many ministers and church leaders, shared his loving homespun humor and wisdom through many channels, and endeared himself to thousands. Our dear friend and mentor went to be with the Lord in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched and made better.
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