Actions lie louder than words. – C. Wells
Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites because they did not 'practice' what they preached. Hmm!
If Jesus is to represent us in heaven before his Father, we must give him something to work with down here. Just as we can easily know what a person believes and thinks not by what they tell us, but by their actions, so can God. And God is not impressed by our high and lofty thoughts, our intentions or speeches, or our wanting to do good, he desires our obedience to His will. None of His commandments are suggestions, food for thought, or take it or leave it theories. God requires our obedience out of our love for Him and who He is. His word is life, and He expects us to strive each day to live them out. Our actions will convict us, the only question is what will we be convicted of?
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” – Luke 6:46