Do You Have Something to Say?

10 02 2023


When I was in training for the Christian ministry nearly 60 years ago, a wise pastor charged me with a profound directive. “Don’t be a preacher who has to say something, be a preacher who has something to say.” This charge truly has directed my life. But, it is not only for pastors or speakers, everyone should take those words to heart. Have something to say. Take life seriously. Live with a purpose; stake your place on solid ground. Know what you believe. Be ready with an answer to the foolishness that has exploded around us in these days. There are answers; God has a Plan. For too long believers have chosen to remain silent. When people speak up things begin to change. It is time to say something! Don’t wait for the big meeting. Do it one-to-one, now.

“But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.”  James 5:12

This is not complicated. Yes or no? Are you with Jesus or against Him? Be ready to explain why you stand for God. Be prepared with “something to say.” The last word in this verse is a little unclear. The actual Greek word in the text is hypokrisis,” from which we get our English word: hypocrite. An inability to take a clear position leads directly to hypocrisy. Be clear, consistent, and certain. Don’t speak foolishness, say something! Live your life with content. Words matter. Here is a great quote from Ben Franklin:

“If you would not be forgotten, either write something worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Ben Franklin

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”  1 Peter 3:15-17

“And if it seems evil to you to serve Yehovah, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve Yehovah.”  Joshua 24:15

We still have openings on our Speak to the Dirt! Israel Tour. Just click on the menu tab: 2023 Israel Tour.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for abundant rains on the Glorious Land!

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15 02 2023
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