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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 155. The proverb today is practice

  • what you preach. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says you should

  • practice what you preach, it means you should behave in the way

  • that you advise or tell or even sometimes scold others to behave. The

  • origin of the phrase comes directly from the Bible, Matthew 23 3. Yeah that's part

  • of the New Testament. So you know as the Matthew, Mark, Luke ,and John. So that's you

  • know when Jesus the one the part that's about Jesus" life. All right. But let's

  • continue. Here's the quote "They preach but do not practice. " All right so that was

  • from Matthew 23 3. They say it was repeated a lot over the centuries but

  • became really popular in the 18th century. And I'm pretty sure Charles

  • Dickens also used it in at least one of his classic novels. Okay Let's , let's take a

  • look at some of the examples here. Example number one. If you don't practice

  • what you preach, you will end up looking like a hypocrite. Yeah. That's pretty much

  • the definition of a hypocrite. Somebody who tells you to behave one way and they

  • don't do it themselves. Yeah. Remember we, we often heard about that around the

  • time that I think Al Gore came out with his documentary " Inconvenient Truth " where

  • he's telling everybody you know, you have to use a lot less electricity,

  • and cut down on CO2 emissions. But yet he had a house that was burning fuel

  • outside around the gate of this big mansion. And he was using 40 times the

  • amount of energy that the average household was using . So in that case

  • that's what we mean. He wasn't practicing what he was preaching. So this is what we

  • mean you got to be careful you should practice what you preach because if you

  • don't you end up , looking like a hypocrite.

  • Okay. Number two here. If you want to be a role model you know, if you want to be

  • some person that other people will follow and respect,

  • you must practice what you preach. Okay. So if you're telling other people behave

  • this way , you have to do it yourself. Okay. And number three here. Many politicians

  • like to tell voters how they should behave , but they rarely practice what

  • they preach. They rarely do it themselves too. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was

  • clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 155. The proverb today is practice


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