Let’s Talk about God

talkinThe Bible has a lot to say about speech. It ought to be seasoned with salt (Colossians 4:6). We should shun the profane and vain (II Timothy 2:16). The tongue, though so small, can do awful damage to a person (James 3). And Jesus said one of the most convicting things: we will be judged by every idle word! (Matthew 12:36)

It is evident as Christians that we want to avoid using our God-given ability to talk for anything other than His glory. The Bible gives us a principle about this:

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 

See the contrast? Corruption versus edification. Either your speech builds up or it tears down. And if you can use it to edify, you actually minister grace unto those who hear it! How can we arrive at this?

Let’s talk about God! I know there might be several other applications here, but I think it’s necessary to bring this up. Ever notice who little we talk about God outside of church? Even during church, but maybe after the service, we all go right back to talk about politics, sports, and the like. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I think Christians should be people that talk a lot about Christ. Maybe that sounds too elementary, but here’s what the Bible says:

Psalm 71:22 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
23 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt. 

There are so many other passages like this in the Bible, in which we are exhorted to talk about God: not just in church services, not just during prayer, not just among Christian friends, but all the day long! Do you want to edify with your speech and minister grace? I know I do! Let’s talk about God!

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1 comment so far

  1. alfaarooq1 on

    Nice topic “let’s talk about The Almighty”

    The Almighty Allah who is He?

    Find out in:

    http://thetruereligion.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/who-is-allah/


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