Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval (Hebrews 11:1-2).
There is a popular adage in today’s culture, “If you’re going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk.” It’s a way of saying that we should practice what we preach and not be all talk and no action. The problem with that phrase is that it is not correct. We don’t walk the walk, we walk the talk. It is better to say, “If you’re going to talk the talk, you better walk the talk.” When the athlete before the big game is bragging that the other team will score no touchdowns, and then they get trounced, he sure talked the talk, but he didn’t walk the talk when it came to playing the game. I think walking the talk is a good way to capture the biblical meaning of faith and faithfulness.