The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Psalm 19:1–4, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “Preach the Gospel; use words, if necessary,” said St. Francis of Assisi — never. There is no evidence of him saying it or writing it. But it is a good sound bite. To me, it is inconceivable that we could have actions without words. But more inconceivable to have words without action. So, despite the fact that the heavens do indeed declare the glory of God, He also gave us His Word.
What about those who do not have the Word? “What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:19–20, NIV 1984). “Clearly seen,” because “there is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.“
My Advice – Walking the walk is no excuse for not talking the talk. And if we are talking the talk, we better be walking the walk.