The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:2
All around the world people are talking and people are listening. Words are constantly being used to say something. Trillions of things are being said every day by people all over the world.
As these things are being said, some of them have little to no value and some should not even be said at all. Words of cursing, destruction, cutting down, rudeness, anger, hatred and more should never be said. Some of these words are said on accident, while the majority are said from the heart of the person.
Other words that people speak can have some value and wisdom in it. However, with the value and wisdom of this world, these words are only of temporary value, nothing of eternal value.
David talks about how God’s Spirit spoke through him. God had given him words to speak. These words have eternal value. All throughout parts of the book of Psalms are many verses that David had written under the inspiration of God’s Spirit. He was able to guide and lead the people correctly because of the words God had given him.
God still speaks through believers today. He will give them the words to say, words that build up believers, tear down walls and break bondages in the lives of people. His words are alive and true. There is no falsehood in His words and these words have eternal value. They are as good today as His written word is and was two thousand years ago.
As God pours out His Holy Spirit upon a person and gives him words to say, these words will always line up with His written word, the Bible. God will not and cannot contradict His word. He does not want His follower to contradict it either.
Open yourself up to God and allow Him to give you the words to speak. This can be in any situation, not just with directly witnessing to a another person. God can give you His words of wisdom to work out a situation at home, work, or any other place.
The words that God can and will give to you by His Holy Spirit will always have eternal value woven into them. They will be words of truth filled with love.
Are you allowing God to speak to the world through you?
Or are you using only your own words?
I pray today that you will allow God’s Spirit to give you what to say; that your words spoken will be the words of God; that God will change lives through the words He gives you; and that your words have eternal truth and value in them.
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31
John is coming to a close in this book. He states that with all that he recorded of Jesus doing miracles, there was still much more that were not recorded. The few that he recorded was to have a record so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah and by that belief have life.
No one alive today was in Israel at the time Jesus walked on this earth. All that can be seen today is the written records of who He was and what He did.
These records point out that Jesus is the Messiah and one can be saved through Him. Once a person can see that, it must be accompanied by a belief in those words.
As a person believes in those words, one can see with his heart Jesus for who He really is. Jesus will reveal Himself to you through the Gospel messages and through others.
There are many people who like the Bible as just a group of good stories. Or it is just something a pastor talks from on Sunday. The Bible, with the Gospel messages, is God’s way of showing His love for you and His plan for your life.
Do you believe the message given? When you are in doubt read the Bible. When you are questioning your walk with God, read the Bible. Believe what is written there and apply it to your life. Have the life that God is offering you. Along with having that life, pass it on to others.
Stay in God’s Word to keep your eyes on Jesus and to know Him more. As you stay in His Word you will be able to have your own Gospel record written of all that Jesus has done for you and in you. He is still doing miracles today for you. Are you living that life? Are you believing in Jesus?
I pray today that God’s Word will be real to you; that you will know Jesus in a more personal way; that you believe in Jesus as the Messiah; that you will have the life Jesus offers; and that you will live the life Jesus offers.