2 Corinthians 10;11, Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present!
Have you ever watched an infomercial, where they talk up a product and SOLD!!! Immediately you’re completely taken in? Hook, line and sinker!
“Yes Mam! This hand-free, voice activated vacuum will not only clean your floor but the walls and ceilings as well. It specializes in scrubbing the tub, changes the cat litter and has a special setting for rain gutters as well! And again, compleeeetely hand free!”
You race to the phone, call 1-800- #1vacuum, wait on hold for an hour because they are experiencing a high volume of calls because the demand is overwhelming, and finally place your order! Your expectancy level is SO high. You can’t wait until your hand-free vacuum arrives so that you can finally live again! Won’t life be grand?!?
For two weeks, you’ve waited with baited breath! When it finally arrives, you rip open the box, and there it is and there are no words. Wall climbing, anti-gravity, gutter grime control my foot! It’s more likely that the cat will clean its own cat litter box before that vacuum sweeper will.
It was such a let down it couldn’t even let itself down!
Obviously, there’s an integrity issue. The character of that product didn’t match the charisma that sold it!
That’s what Paul is saying here. “Some might say that because my letters are so convincing and so strong, that when you encounter me yourself, I’m a let down. But hear this! When I arrive, I will do everything that these letters say I will do, because what I say is the same as who I am!”
This is how it is with God and this is how it should be with His children, His representatives here on this earth.
- We cannot live to a lesser degree what we profess!
- We should embrace the challenge speaking the “great and mighty things which we know not”! This is God’s answer for our life! When God’s Word seems beyond comprehension, we must acquaint ourselves with it by declaring it and declaring it until that attribute is formed in us!
- We cannot be afraid to advertise God…even if He sounds too good to be true! Many will find it hard to believe that He is what we say but when they encounter His presence in us, they will discover that He is the same in Word as in deed!