Matthew 21:28–32 (ESV)
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’
but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his
father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness,
and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.
Which is greater… words or actions? We see in this parable that our actions are what carries out the will of God. Talk is great, but action speaks louder than words. There is a problem when we commit to something, but never carry
through with it. Many people claim to be Christians, but without works… faith is dead. We are not saved by our works, but they are the fruit of our faith.
I pray: O Lord, help me to be a living sacrifice to you in service. You are my Lord and Savior. Help me to produce the fruit of faith and to share your love with others. Thank you for the saving faith you have given me.