Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday Song: Manfred Man, "I Can't Believe What You Say"

Have you ever known a person who says one thing but does another? I'm sure we've all met somebody like that or been like that at one time.

This is a song about a girl who claimed to love her boyfriend and that she'd marry him. By her actions, he could tell that she was lying.

Listen to this single here.

Fruit is often used as a metaphor in the Bible. It's an indication of results. Even in secular language, we say that somebody had a fruitful or fruitless search or endeavour.

Jesus said that we can tell what a person is truly like by how they behave. It's easy to boast but the proof is in the results. Matthew 7:16 (KJV) says, "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"

The Apostle Paul also showed that we can tell a person's character by their actions. After listing the fruits of wickedness, he wrote in Galatians 5:22 (KJV), "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"

As he also wrote in Ephesians 5:9 (KJV), "(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)" In other words, righteous is as righteous does.

It's obvious as well when somebody's faking piety. God looks at people's hearts, that is, their characters. He doesn't judge by externals like nice clothing and lofty promises.

So, what do you think of this song and what I wrote. Please leave me a reply. It makes my day when people do that. I wish you a happy and productive weekend as well.

By the way, Monday's post will be about how statistics don't reveal how many Christians are real.