Belief is Revealed in Our Behavior
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:10
We often measure people by their behavior. The measuring stick God uses is the heart. As I was praying about my own heart, the Scripture in Romans 10:10 came to my mind. I realized all at once that my heart is so important to God ("above all else, guard your heart," Proverbs 4:23) because it is where my belief in Jesus is stored. I remembered that it is in my heart where God’s Word is hidden (Psalm 119:11) and that I find God when I seek Him with all of my heart (Jeremiah 29:13).
People can’t see inside our hearts to know what we believe, but beliefs are revealed in our behavior on a moment-to-moment basis. Will your beliefs make a difference in how you treat the person at the drive-thru for lunch or in the grocery line? Will your beliefs impact your relationship with your spouse? Will others recognize what you believe by your behavior?
Written by Phyllis H. Hendry