KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:36 KJV” But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.”
There is a proverb, that says ” Your actions are so loud that, I can’t hear you, when you speak”. Your actions define who you are. They are a sum total of all that you know and can do. Your actions do not err about who you are and what you can do. The Lord said, the very works which the Father has given me to finish, that will testify of who I am. The Lord could boldly appeal to His works to testify of Him. He said His real meat or food was doing His father’s work, and to finish it. There was no tendency to please Himself or to be sluggish about the father’s business.
No one could say that the Lord Jesus was irresponsible about that heavenly task. His undivided attention and dogged commitment drew the father to approve of His works with mighty signs and wonders. Act 2:22 says ” Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” When Peter was testifying about Jesus in the above verse, he added that ‘and all of you know these things’ In the light of this the Lord could appeal to His very works to stage a true, undeniable defense for Him. Nobody could challenge the many evidences of His works.
Can your works stage a defense for who you are? Can they authenticate your Credibility? Apostle Paul said, we have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, and commend ourselves to the conscience of all men in the sight of God.2 Corinth 4:2. Apostle Paul was indirectly testifying that his works in the service of the master can testify of him. What does it mean for your works to testify of you? It means what people know and have seen you do is the real fact about you. It also means that, there are no hidden works that may cancel all that is known of you in the open. Who are you? What do you do for God? Are you what people see of you in the open?
THOUGHT: YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN YOUR WORDS
Mat 7:20 KJV “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”.
James 1:22 KJV “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”