Actions Define Us

“As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness’: but my hand shall not be against you.” (1 Sam 24:13)
 
The natural tendency of man is to think well of himself, to assume that we are good. Saul thought he was good and David thought he was good. But our lives are defined by what we do, not by what we think we are. Saul was a king attempting to kill an innocent man and David was an innocent man that spared Saul’s life even when he had the chance to kill him.
 
Wicked people do wicked things and righteous people do righteous things. It is the choices that define who we are, not our intentions or motivations. The sluggard that stays in bed had the best of intentions, but he still never got up.
 
We are what we do. So get up and do good. Choose to do what is right regardless of how you feel about it. Stop waiting to be motivated and simply start moving. Motivation is overrated. You are what you do.
 
You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. (Matthew 7:16-18)
 
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