Consistency in Words

“Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15) “After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:2-4; Deut. 8:3)

This is spiritual expression unintelligible by human reason or intellect. God speaks spirit, truth, and reality and these are substances that feed and nurture the human soul. Piling up possessions is worthless, most likely harmful to a life eternal.  “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.” For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”” (Matthew 12:35-37)

Life is more than a series or compilation of encounters and events. Our words will decry the character of our lives. As I contemplated this, I remembered taking my 14 year old daughter to “Bring your daughter to work” day. A program was put together involving our Director, a woman. My daughter really wanted to participate and I was the only father who attended, but I knew most of the other coworkers and felt welcome until the Director started her keynote address which was a hateful feminist attack upon men and masculinity. As she looked directly at me, I said nothing, but all the mothers were embarrassed, (as they later told me) and my daughter whispered how this political based reproach offended her. I often wondered whether I had been too naive in failing to understand the political intent of this entire program, but love for my daughter’s well-being was my sole concern. Moreover, as an EEO counselor and investigator I knew our programs should never be gender biased, a purpose for bringing daughters to work. It was a stark reminder that our words will be judged in the end.

“Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”” (Matthew 15:10-11) Words have meaning, but beyond meaning they reveal the content of our inner being. God’s word spoke all creation into existence and became the person Messiah, Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name). “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it….The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-5, 14) Every Believer is filled with the Holy Spirit, who guides us onto all truth and implants God’s word upon our heart. He recalls the word, empowers, enlightens and leads us in pathways of righteousness. This is the content of Yeshua’s work within each believer and the congregation which is His Body throughout the earth. As we are nourished upon God’s word, our words will consistently reflect His glory.

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Retired Journeyman
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