There is this amazing emphasis on words in the Bible, especially in Proverbs 18. Which pretty much crushes the notion that talk is cheap. In some ways, yes, but words can hurt or heal.
But don’t you ever get tired of hearing all the bad? Do you want to hear something encouraging? These verses in Proverbs note how negative talk effects people and promote the importance of positive words.
It’s not asking you to be unaware or dumb to the fact that bad things are taking place. It’s just saying it’s important to hear something good, some time! For a change of pace, tell me something good!
Wise words satisfy like a good meal;
the right words bring satisfaction.
Do we understand how powerful God is? I know that our human minds can’t comprehend it, but do we really understand how power God is as far as our human brain can conceive?
God is all powerful. God has power in His speech. God doesn’t have to touch a situation for it to be different. God can speak change and it has to happen. He spoke the universe into existence.
The entire universe He spoke into being!
There’s no in-depth explanation I can give. There is no other take away I want to add to this piece. I just simply want to think, no dwell, on the fact that God’s words cause change. No man can do what He has done.
What a Mighty God we serve!
“Thank You God that no matter what the situation is, all You have to do is speak and it changes. Your words make a difference in how the entire universe functions. That’s just how powerful You are. And thank You for letting me serve You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”
“Silence is golden.” My professor used to always say that in one of my filmmaking classes. In other words, “you don’t have to talk ALL the time!” I really couldn’t agree more. And not just because I don’t talk a lot, but because sometimes there really aren’t words for the situation.
Sometimes I can’t find the words to comfort. Sometimes a comeback is unnecessary. Sometimes, words just won’t get the job done, but silence will.
I was reading Job 13 yesterday, and verse 5 stood out to me:
If only you could be silent!
That’s the wisest thing you could do.
Job had had enough of the accusations and unhelpful speech. He was at a breaking point where nothing anyone could say was going to help. And it just so happened that nothing anyone was saying was helping anyway.
Silence is wisdom when the timing of it is right. So don’t feel bad if you feel like you can’t find the right words. It just might be that no words are right.
We have Jesus’ sermons! It is hitting me right now. The reality of what is in my possession is almost unbelievable. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has given me His sermons. His words are in my hands to live by. Isn’t that incredible?
I’m disappointed in myself. I’m realizing, that sadly, I’ve been treating the Word too commonly. I’ve been treating the Bible like it’s just another great book. It is definitely that, but it’s not just some book. It’s God’s Words!
I thought about how people get excited to hear certain preachers preach. There’s nothing wrong with that. I do too. But the Bible is Jesus’ preaching! Jesus! The greatest there is. Perfection, really and truly. And we have His words.
My mere words can’t describe the beauty of this. My best effort can’t fully express this blessing. All I know is that reading my Bible is a new experience now. It’s empowering like never before.
I’m able to read the sermons of the greatest there ever was, is, and will be. I’m able to carry my Creator’s words not only in my hands, but my heart as well. I can only be excited about that!