What Did You Say?


Words, words, words! They fill the days of our lives. We hear them spewing from the television, the radio, the telephone and from the human beings around us. We read them in the newspaper, in books and magazines and on internet postings. Most importantly, we find them in THE WORD the Bible as we seek wisdom, guidance and inspiration while we sojourn upon this earth.

What is amazing to me is how many words of THE WORD the Bible have crept into the mouths of mortal man without him ever realizing he was speaking them! No matter if the person is a Christian, an athiest or agnostic you will hear them speaking the Words of God on a daily basis! You find this hard to believe? Not possible? Just take a look at a few examples to prove my point. Actually, just this morning in my quiet time with the Lord, one of these sayings popped off the page! Here it is.

How many time have you said, “His day is coming”? Surely, we see evil around us in the office, in school, in politics (where it abounds), and we think, “They will get their’s”! The Psalmist knew this as well when in Psalm 37:12-13 he said, “The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.“!

How about this related one. Have you ever said, “They are going to reap what they sow?” It’s just human nature. We see the bad decisions that people make and intuitively we know their future will show the results. The Apostle Paul in Galatians said, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

Without any commentary here is a list I have compiled along with the location in the Bible. I’m sure you can add a few more as well!

“Eye to Eye”  Isaiah 52:8

“Drop in a bucket”  Isaiah 40:15

“Doubting Thomas”  John 20:24

The “Writing on the wall”  Daniel 5:5

“Don’t wear out your welcome” Proverbs 25:17

That’s “My cross to bear”  Matthew 27:32

There’s “No room in the inn”  Luke 2:7

The “Apple of His Eye”  Deuteronomy 32:10

The “Patience of Job”  James 5:11

“Head on a platter”  Matthew 14:8

Ever been “At your wits end?”  Psalm 107:27

Have you ever been saved by “The skin of your teeth?”  Job 19:20

Ever called someone a “Good Samaritan”?  Luke 10:33

So let’s “cut to the quick”. What does all this mean? I think it means that God’s Words are innate to our culture and exist as part of the basic nature of society. Why? Because God is everywhere and in all things that are good around us, and God is calling out to us even in the very words we speak from our own mouths!

The athiest or agnostic who reads these words will say, “No way”! I don’t believe that! Well then, who do you rail against in your so-called unbelief? Whose Name do use when frustrated or at your “wits end”? God’s? Have you ever asked God to damn something? Have you ever dragged the name of Jesus Christ into the pit of your vernacular? Many have. Which only shows that what King Solomon said is very true “The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters” (Prov 18:24). The words of a man’s mouth reveal who the man really is.

God would say, “Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.” (Prov 1:23) He would say as well, “My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding. Then you will understand the fear of the LordAnd find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:1,2,5)

What words are in your mouth?

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