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Keeping it Real

God’s Word insists that we can’t merely know and teach truth; we must embody it. We have to apply it to our lives. We must submit ourselves to the authority of Scripture and the claims of the gospel not merely intellectually but also in our thoughts, in our careers, in our relationships. Truth that is divorced from personal practice is hypocrisy, and living truth becomes a living lie when we fail to obey it ourselves.

Do you want to keep your orthodoxy humble? Try to live it. Don’t spend all your time theorizing about it, debating it, or blogging about it. Spend more energy living the truth you know that worrying about what the next person does or doesn’t know. Don’t measure yourself by what you know. Measure yourself by your practice of what you know. 

Excerpted from Humble Orthodoxy by Joshua Harris

Daily Reflection: For you, who serves as a model for “humble orthodoxy?” What can you learn from this person?

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