Oh, my gosh! Or oh, my goodness! Or oh, my heavens! Or any of those ohs we might say especially here in the South. One of those ohs was my response this morning while reading Genesis 3:1-6. Go ahead read it for yourself and meet me back here. I’ll wait. Click!
Verse 6! Did you see it?! Did you see that Eve interpreted the value of the tree by what Satan said and not by what GOD said?
Is that important?
Is it important to you and me to interpret the trees (temptations), circumstances, events, questions, just life period by what GOD said, says? Or Satan?
Oh! This deserves, demands, is imperative that we consider well.
20 So look, you will be silent and powerless to speak until the day these things happen, since you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their time.” Luke TLV. — source
We have heard silence is golden and it often is I think. In the subject verse, I am helped and comforted to see it as protection. If you read the preceding verses, and you may do that by clicking the link source, you will find Zachariah’s encounter with Gabriel. He came to Zachariah with a message from GOD! How awesome is that?! But Zachariah didn’t believe. It has been my experience when I have stepped into unbelief, I say words that would be better left unsaid. Words I soon regret. Words that wound myself, others and even cause others to question My Father’s Kingdom Grace upon me.
How full of Grace was The Father here to Zachariah! To close his mouth so he would not wound others with his unbelief. I hope this insight encourages and blesses someone as it has me. The Father surely watches over His word to perform it! (Jeremiah 1:11-13)
The protection of silence! I pray for it to be applied to my lips for the good of my hearers when I am so foolish to disbelieve GOD.
When you get what you think, what you say you want and still you are not happy – miserable even, — it’s time.
11 For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares Adonai, “plans for shalom and not calamity—to give you a future and a hope.
12 “Then you will call on Me, and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
13 You will seek Me and find Me, when you will search for Me with all your heart.Jeremiah (TLV) — source
John 10: (TLV)10 The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly! source
24 Pleasant words are honeycomb—sweet to the soul
and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16 – source
So true. Just think! How many souls could we help heal today with our words?
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