The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 1:14)

TALK IS CHEAP. The old idiom means it is much easier to talk about something than it is to do it. We have all seen the guy who brags a lot but whose achievements never measure up to his own press; the pompous athlete who talks a good game but whose performance always falls flat; and the romantic guy who pledges to climb the highest mountain to win her heart but then takes off when the requirements of real love seem too demanding. Words are not always backed up with action and not every promise is kept.

God spoke through His messengers about mercy, grace, love, and forgiveness. These priceless words would be mere cheap talk if He did not back up His talk with action. In order for Him to fulfill everything He said, His word would need to become the Word, which is the meaning of incarnation—God becoming flesh, dwelling among us, and putting words into action. When the Word became flesh, God’s words were made priceless. Jesus Christ paid the price to make every promise a reality and give meaning to the word of God.

God proved that what He said, He meant and what He meant, He said. There is no cheap talk when God speaks.

God does not speak empty words, so believe His promises as you live this day.

Ken Heer is the author of Ancient Fire (WPH) and has been a pastor and church leader for fifty-two years.