Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What's in our words?

Psalm 33:6 The Lord merely spoke,
and the heavens were created.
He breathed the word,
and all the stars were born.
7 He assigned the sea its boundaries
and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
8 Let the whole world fear the Lord,
and let everyone stand in awe of him.
9 For when he spoke, the world began!
It appeared at his command.
It is awesome to consider that we are made, or fashioned, in the image of God. We are in some way, or ways, like God. Whatever this means, I think it means at least that we are able to have a relationship with God that includes interaction, love, discipline, obedience and certainly communication. The short passage from Psalm 33, above, gives us an insight into the power of the spoken word. When God spoke, heavens were created, stars were born, oceans were locked into boundaries. His words had, and have, creation power. We don't have that kind of power but our words can have great power. Through our words we either build up or tear down. Through our words the world can hear of the work of God in a person. When our words include and properly communicate His words, lives can be reached by the Lord and eternity is populated through those who respond in faith. It is good to consider the impact of our words before they pass over our lips!
Rob Smith

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