"Do not believe me unless I do what my father does" (John 10:37).
The sounds produced by air passing over the vocal chords, known to us as words, do have a part to play in the work of God, but only a small part. That which most completely reveals the person is not his speaking but the trajectory of his life. Jesus challenged people to judge him by his actions. To dismiss Jesus is to do a momentous and terrible thing. His pattern of conduct was a submission to God's rule; an acknowledging and enacting of values vital for human existence.