There is an old saying, “When all is said and done, more will have been said than done.” It is true that there seems to be a whole lot more talking than there is action.
Someone recently came up with a different spin on that quote. They offered, “When all is said and done, what was done will be more important than what was said.”
Perhaps we Christians should take note of this. We tend to do a lot of talking, but the world is more convinced of our faith when we show it to them than when we simply talk about it.
Don’t get me wrong here. I am not saying that our words aren’t important. After all, I do make my living as a preacher! However, we can’t spend all our lives talking so much that we never manage to get anything done.
Remember, the phrase we look forward to hearing from Jesus is not, “Well said!” It’s “Well done!”
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’”—Matthew 25:23.