Showing posts from October, 2012

Talk, talk, talk the Bible way (part 1)

The Bible has much to say about words.This study is a relatively short consideration of what it says about our speech.It isn’t exhaustive, per se, but rather comprehensive.

Communication is the Foundation for Relationships
First, I always look to God as the example of what our words should be like, what our speech ought to be like.I think a theological understanding is foundational.We know what godly speech is when we know what God is like.And so, I like to start with a look at God Himself.
For starters, we know from the Scriptures that God is a “speaking” God.He spoke and it was done.He spoke creation into existence.Gen. 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”The foundation of Creation is God speaking.The foundation of every relationship begins with our speech as well.I do not believe in the false doctrine promoted by the Charismatics called “word-faith” teaching.I am not under the illusion that I can confess something and what I confess I will soon possess.This …

Walk, walk, walk the Bible way

I love the children's ministry song: "Walk the Bible Way."  It is a very short song. Like short Bible verses, the lyrics speaks profoundly about what walking with God looks like.  Here are some Biblical considerations about walking with God.  Enjoy reading God's word and even more so, let's put it into practice!

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”(Gen. 17:1) – Always be mindful of the presence of God and do right. (Gen. 24:40; 48:15; 1 Kings 9:4; 2 Chr. 6:14; Ps. 116:9)

“And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.” (Ex. 18:20) – God has standards that we must abide by.His Words are not a list of do’s and don’ts, rather they are a guide through life (either directly or indirectly via principles). (Lev. 18:4; 26:3; Deut. 5:33; 8:6;)
“After the doings of the land…