I’ve recently started a ladies’ Bible Study in my neighborhood. So…I thought, “Maybe we should have a blogging neighborhood Bible Study!” Won’t you join us each Tuesday?
Reading text: Genesis 1:1-25
Meditation Verse: Psalm 19:14 May the words from my mouth and the thoughts from my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my defender.
How in the world do I get that verse from reading about the Creation story, you wonder? I’m glad you’ve asked! Genesis 1 is full of clues about the importance of words. After all, it was because of the power of God’s Word that He was able to create everything from nothing.
Hebrews 11:1-3 (MSG) 1-2The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. 3By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.
Psalms 33:6-9 (GNT) 6 The Lord created the heavens by his command,
the sun, moon, and stars by his spoken word.
7 He gathered all the seas into one place;
he shut up the ocean depths in storerooms.
8 Worship the Lord, all the earth!
Honor him, all peoples of the world!
9 When he spoke, the world was created;
at his command everything appeared.
God’s Word is powerful! Hebrews 4:12 & 13 (Mess) – God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.
Proverbs 18:21 – 21 Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
The question I must ask myself is, “Whose words will I put in my mouth today? Mine? The world’s? or God’s?”
The Spoken See-Saw
God spoke His Word.
The world became.
He saw what He said.
He named it.
And called it good.
By His Word.
He made them.
In His image.
Do we dare think we look like Him?
We know we do not think like Him.
His thoughts are higher than ours.
But we can speak like Him.
We can create
with our words.
We can bring life
by our tongue.
Kind words heal,
Angry words cut.
Patient words encapsule
in the waiting.
What do we see?
Do we see children growing
strong in Him,
with confidence in who He’s made them?
All because of our words of life?
Do we see a man knowing
he is honored
and respected as the high priest
and leader of his home?
Because we’ve chosen His thoughts,
May the words of our lips,
and the meditation of our hearts
What kind of world are you creating with your words today?
Prayer and Practice: This week ask God to put a watch at the door of your lips (Ps. 141:3) and commit to speak the Word only. Say God’s Words over your life, your family’s life, your home, your health. Apply your life to God’s Word. Mark 8:8
Linking with lovely Jen at Soli Deo Gloria