A GREAT Ability!
March 16, 2020: SOAP #3756: Deuteronomy 30-31; Psalm 40; 1Corinthians 1
Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 40:9 I proclaim righteousness inthe great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD. 10 I do nothide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness andsalvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.
Observation: Whenone begins reading the Bible from Genesis 1:1, the first verse on the firstpage of the first book"when one begins there, they quickly discover that ourGod speaks. God is a speaker. He uses words to create. He uses words to reveal Himself. He uses words to communicate His greatlove. He uses words to express Hiswill.
So, it would be expected that His greatest creation, humans, would have abilityto use words to communicate.
In the Psalm above, David uses his ability to speak to glorify hisCreator. David uses his ability tocommunicate with words. He does not hidehis great appreciation for God in his heart or thoughts. No one needs to interrogate David to find outabout his God! They need only to listento his words.
Application: What a great ability God created within man"theability to intelligently communicate thoughts with spoken words! For what higher use could this be used thanto communicate with our Creator! Andsecond, to communicate truth about our Creator with other people.
Prayer: HeavenlyFather, thank you for the ability to speak my love and appreciation foryou! Holy Spirit, inspire me to use thisability to communicate truth to those around me. May everyone hearing my words know of my loveand devotion to you. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!