1 Samuel 1:23 (NKJV)
23 Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the Lord is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.

Here is a warning that we would not boast with pride or arrogance about the things we have done; for The Lord God is the God of knowledge and known to Him are all deeds of man, both good and evil.



There is an axiom that says, �Actions speak louder than words.� Jesus said in Matthew 7, �17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.� So people are known by the fruit or the actions they produce in their lives.

Let�s use the letters from ACTION to show how a person can demonstrate good fruit in their life.

A � Accountability. We must hold ourselves accountable for the actions we take in our lives.
C � Consistent. Our actions must be consistent. We do not want to be hot one day and cold the next.
T � Thought. We must put though into our actions so as not to be careless or hurtful.
I � Integrity. Our lives should be filled with integrity so others know our actions are honest and fair.
O � Opinions. Fact must out weight opinions. There are many opinions, but facts hold truth.
N � Negotiate. At times we must negotiate to ensure fairness is provided to all parties.

Be careful with the actions of your life for the Lord God will weight them and see whether they bear good or bad fruit.