TALK AND WALK
Are ye not carnal, and walk as men.
I Corinthians 3:3
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
I John 2:6
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
We are too much inclined to excuse strife and schism in our churches by saying, “Too err is human; no church is perfect.” God has made provision for victory over the flesh, in both the individual and the collective life of His people. We may have been born the first time with bad tempers, but we have been born again, and the New Adam can conquer the Old. We have no right to accept the miserable divisions and tumults among believers today as though such were a normal condition. It is subnormal and abnormal. If we say we abide in Him we ought to walk as He walked, and we can if we walk in the Spirit.
We are not to walk as men but as saints. “We are all human” is the alibi of backsliders. We have been raised from a human to a heavenly level. If we say we abide in Him we ought to walk as He walked. Our walk should square with our talk.