You can say, “I’m sorry,” one- million times. You can say, “I love you,” as much as you want. You can say whatever you want, whenever you want, but if you were not going to prove that the things you say are true by actions then don’t say anything at all. If you can’t show it, mere words don’t mean a thing.
Lip service to me is a form of manipulation, if no action or attitude backs it up. It is a lazy way of getting on the good side of someone. To the person taking life seriously, it’s a game they opt out of because they just don’t play games.
When I read Matthew 15:8, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me,” it made me think of this. I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t coming across to God in a manipulative way. (Which God cannot be mocked nor will He tolerate being manipulated) This scripture taught me that the words you say must be backed by an action.
So, if you feel you must say it, you must be willing to back it up with an action and prove it.