2 Samuel 23:2 Are You Speaking His Words?

The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:2

Regardless of where one is there is always someone around who has something to say. They may talk about their day, their job, their children/grandchildren, their family, the things they are purchasing, politics or nearly anything else, but they will talk.

Some people like to quote what others have said or talked about. They will quote movies, books or speeches that they know about.

Either way they talk, they have something to say, some of value, some of little value and some even harmful.

David says that God’s Spirit spoke through him and gave him the words to say.

Talking about one’s day, the weather or even politics can have its place, but all of these things are just temporary. None of these things has a real place in eternity. New believers will often wonder what they are to talk about, especially when talking with someone still in the world as an unbeliever.

God knows what every person needs to hear at any given moment. He is willing to share what they need to hear by giving that information through His Holy Spirit. Just as God gave the prophets a word for the people in the Bible, He will give the believer a word for those around him.

The believer who is filled with the Holy Spirit and is listening will hear what God wants him to say. Along with that the believer must be reading, studying and memorizing Scriptures on a regular basis. This will allow for the Holy Spirit to bring back to remembrance what he has already been told giving him God word to speak into the lives of others.

God’s word can be on every believer’s lips. It is alive and able to change hearts and lives of people in all walks of life.

As a believer, God is ready and willing to share what He has to say to others through you. Open your heart and mind up to hearing what the Spirit is saying and then be bold and speak up at His leading.

Do not allow yourself to speak the words of the world that will only leading to disappointments and death in the end. Speak God’s word that will bring about hope and eternal life. Let God speak through you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will hear what the Holy Spirit has to say; that you will speak the words of God; that others will hear you speak the words of God; and that lives will be changed and drawn to God with what you say.

Job 32: 18-20 A Need To Speak

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For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me; inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst. I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply. Job 32:18-20 

Most people like to have their say in a situation. They want their voice to be heard. Looking on the television, one can find dozens of talk shows, talking about everything and anything. People like to talk.

Some people think about what they have to say before they say it, while others just blurt out what they want to say. These words can have either positive or negative effects on others, depending on what was said and how it was said.

There is nothing wrong with desiring to speak. God made people to speak.

Elihu, another friend of Job’s, chose to speak up. He was a younger person and so waited to speak. Now as he speaks, he points out that he is full of words and just needs to have his say, that he can wait no longer. He feels as if what he has to say is very important.

Having this feeling of needing to say something is something every believer should have. Inside of every believer is a message that every person in this world needs to hear. That message is the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news that God loves every one and wants to save them.

This message should be so important to the believer, that it bubbles up inside of him and needs to be let out. The words need to be spoken as often as possible to every one possible. There are nearly eight billion people on this planet, the majority of whom have never heard the message of Jesus. That word needs to be spread.

As a believer in Jesus, your heart should be breaking at seeing people lost in this world. You will not be able to reach everyone around the entire world, but you can reach people that you meet each day.

Your heart should be filled so much with God’s love that it is overflowing with words to tell people about Jesus. It should compel you to speak up and let people know the truth.

Do not allow fear to stop you from speaking. Let God’s love for you and others strengthen you to speak up give the gospel message today.

I pray today that you will know the love God has for all people; that God will open your eyes to see the need to be a witness of Jesus; that God will give you the words to speak; and that God will give you the boldness to speak.