What Do You Say And Hear?

Do we say so much about what God said so little about or
Do we say so little about what God said so much about

One of the amazing things about being human is our capacity to communicate, our ability to understand words. Learning to speak is one of the most complicated things we learn to do. God specifically designed us to be able to communicate both with each other and with him so we can be in relationship with each other. Jesus is called “the Word”, because he is God in the flesh, God communicating verbally and in action with us.

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

A theme in the Bible is that God tells us to speak to others about what he has said to us. We are not to keep his Word to ourselves. His Word is to be on our lips and we are to speak Scripture to one another.

A very important passage in the Bible called the Shema (the Hebrew word for “hear”), found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. It is the passage that Jesus partially uses to develop the Great Commandment, where we are called to love God and to love others (MARK 12:28-33)

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

As We read the Shema above Deuteronomy 6:4-9, we see that part of the process of loving God is to teach the commandment of God (i.e. his Word, the Bible).

Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. Salvation is a free gift. You may not really have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.

Courtesy of Edward Jeffries

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