Proverb for the Day 20:11 — Keeping It 100!

Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.

Our actions betray who we really are. We can say all we want to say but, at the end of the day, the reality of who we are always comes out in our “actions.” As that modern wise saying goes, “I can’t hear what you are saying because your actions speak louder than your words.”

This is true of anyone, “even a child.” That almost makes this verse a warning – to anyone who is trying to act like something they are not. We will all eventually be known by our “conduct,” which ultimately reflects our attitudes, what we really think.

Yet, “pure and right” activity is not enough. In the Bible, it is always, “pure and right” in the heart first. That is the only way we will be able to appropriately live it out in our “actions” and “conduct.”

The phrase on the street these days is “keeping it 100!” That would be when my actions match my attitudes. Now that’s something to be known for!