Borrowed Truths

One Language

one language
Borrowed Truths

One Language

Everyone knows that babies cry, it is one of the rare absolutes on this planet, the cause of the crying is not always known, but a loving parent can usually determine the reason, and assuage it in the needed way. This is how they communicate to us, in fact, it is the only verbal way that they can, these piercing wails at times definitely deserve some form of attention, but it is all they know to do.

For most, time begins to bring upon us a form of verbalizations that when placed into the proper form is called language, a means to communicate audibly. Most people speak at least one, some more, but few have mastered it, staying most generally within the content of only a few words to make known to others their desires and intentions. Did you ever stop to think when our Lord walked this earth that if He desired to do so, He could have spoken any language in any dialect, whether He did so or not, I cannot say, but I can definitely say that the words that He spoke while He was among us were of greater value than any others ever spoken. That is what has always perplexed me, we have at our disposal the entire, inerrant Word of God, and yet many, myself included at times, treat it as a lite thing, as a matter-of-fact account that many just leave to collect dust on the shelf.

The words we speak have power, and to not thoroughly desire to know the words contained within the Scriptures is to deny ourselves a power beyond comprehension. “And the LORD said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” (Luke 17:6) “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.” (Matt. 17:6) “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6) Words are power, they can bend or break, heal or wound, create or destroy, even the lost know this, but when they are combined with the faith of an individual whose trust rests completely in Almighty God, they are more than power, they are power with actions.

For some strange reason few Christians want to walk in this power anymore, they have for reasons known only to them decided to turn away when the Lord is asking them to stand, to be overly concerned with offending when they should be reproving and correcting, they have within them the words of life, but few anymore share these words with the lost they meet. I see them in my mind as shiny new Bibles with the cellophane wrappers still on them, as cold to the Word of God, when they should be on fire. The power of the words of the Scriptures is undeniable, it is able to “Dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12) Through faith in Christ with these words we can move mountains, cast out demons, bring the lost to their knees at the cross and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ. Yet the words are left at best to be used sparingly, and at the least are used to prop the door open to the pantry.

What should hold the greatest value to us many see as nothing more at times than a bother, a burdensome task, other entertainment awaits, things instantaneously gratifying, not the same old stories, not the well-worn accounts of an ancient book. The language of many of those that I have met in the past is not the language of the born-again believer, but of an individual who spends the majority of their time in the world. The local and international news, the weather, the way of the world is what most generally passes through their lips, the words of Christ are left for the pastor, for those who focus on the eternal.

The language we speak defines who we are, what we speak about is what is important to us. We may not totally understand what the crying infant wants, but it is easy to see where those who profess Christ stand, just listen to what they speak about. Start with yourself, does what you say reflect what is in your heart, or are you just speaking to gain attention, to be noticed, to remain part of the group, one of the world. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) You were aware that your words are one of the most greatest works you will ever perform, weren’t you? Many still only know the language of the world, and in the end they will only be heard as small children screaming because they have not learned the only language we should concern ourselves with, the truths of the Word of God. You have the words of truth at your fingertips, begin to learn the language of the heart of Christ.

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