When a monetary system and its monetary exchange note become devalued, it requires more of those pieces of paper to purchase the same usable good. When a private, central banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve Bank prints trillions of dollars out of thin air, this is exactly what has happened to our countries currency. As precious as a country’s currency is to its health, there is yet another currency which is becoming devalued; the currency of words is under attack and in the process of becoming bankrupted.
As a model for how devalued a person’s word has become, look to our countries last four presidents. George HW Bush’s famous promise of “read my lips: no new taxes”, quickly was thrown under the carpet once elected. Bill Clinton’s insistence when he said that “I did not have relations with that woman”, was found to be an impeachable offense, as he lied under oath in a congressional hearing. The fellow after that, “W” knowingly lied to the American people and the world when he insisted that there is “no doubt that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction”. Used as a justification to take America into wars that has cost our country not only an unfathomable amount of money and precious lives of soldiers, but also countless deaths of civilians in the countries that we have invaded and occupied. Our most recent engineer to destroy the currency of words has followed the same trend as his previous three predecessors. During a campaign speech in October 2007, our Noble Peace Prize winning President, insisted that that “I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank“. B.O. has promised us that we can take that promise to the bankrupt bank of words, expanding from two unconstitutional wars, to five of them.
For most people, they find that talk is cheap. If you say that “you love me”, you must also “show me that you love me”. If you say that you will do something, put your money where your mouth is. In the Gospel of Luke, “the apostles, when they had returned from an exhausting mission trip, told Him (Jesus) all that they had done” (9:10). Taking them to a deserted place, He also gave them an opportunity to show Him, rather than to just tell Him. Jesus gave the disciples an opportunity to show Him how much they loved God and their fellow man. He told His disciples to have the five thousand men sit down in groups of fifty (9:14). He then “took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them” (9:16-17). You can tell God that you intend to serve Him or talk to Him about what you have done, but it is far BETTER TO SPEAK BY YOUR ACTIONS. You can tell your husband that you respect him, but it is better to show him. It is great to tell your wife that you love her, but it is more nourishing for her to see it in your actions towards her.
When you have done an act of love of service it is BETTER TO NOT BOAST ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE but if someone must speak about it, is is BETTER FOR OTHERS TO SPEAK ON YOUR BEHALF. As Paul, who was a great orator, was about open his mouth and speak, Gallio spoke on his behalf (Acts 18:14). Two months ago, we saw the power of others speaking on our behalf. How the world took notice when Congressman Wolf of VA, Senator Menendez of NJ and countless others spoke out on the persecution against Copts in Egypt. It is no longer the Copts who are speaking about the plight of Copts in Egypt, but an army has begun to speak of equal rights in Egypt. In a like manner, when you have done something good, it is better to not boast about the good thing that you have done, for we say with Paul that “when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:16). It is the love of God that compels us to act, to help, to serve, to love.
Jesus Christ, the Word of God, was concise in His words and extravagant in His life of love. The most powerful sermon Christ ever preached was one without words. “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth” (Isaiah 53:7). Set your eyes upon the most powerful sermon the world has ever seen, the Cross, and seek to imitate it.