Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:6.
How is it that many who profess the name of Christ utter so many vain, idle words? Satan watches to obtain an advantage over those who speak in a reckless manner…. When we utter meaningless and silly words we encourage others to indulge in the same kind of conversation…. The only words that should come from our lips should be pure, clean words. No one can tell how much sin is created by careless, foolish, unmeaning words…. Every word you speak is as a seed that will germinate and produce either good or bad fruit.
When in the company of those who indulge in foolish talk, it is our duty to change the subject of conversation if possible. By the help of the grace of God we should quietly drop words or introduce a subject that will turn the conversation into a profitable channel.
He [God] desires us to be cheerful, but not trifling. He says to each one of us, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.” 1 Peter 1:15. God wants us to be happy. He desires to put a new song on our lips, even praise to our God.
When you take the hand of a friend, let praise to God be on your lips and in your heart. This will attract his thoughts to Jesus.
How pleased the Saviour would be to hear His followers talking of His precious lessons of instruction, and to know that they had a relish for holy things! … That which is in the heart will flow from the lips. It cannot be repressed. The things that God has prepared for those that love Him will be the theme of conversation. The love of Christ is in the soul as a well of water, springing up into everlasting life, sending forth living streams, that bring life and gladness wherever they flow.
We lose much by not talking more of Jesus and of heaven, the saints’ inheritance. The more we contemplate heavenly things, the more new delights we shall see, and the more will our hearts be brimful of thanks to our beneficent Creator.
The Faith I Live By p. 235
Prayer Requests
—-Please pray for my mother. she is having surgery today to remove a cancerous mass in her colon! Louise
—-Please continue to pray for my 15 month old grandson who is hospitalized with Kawasaki Disease. We’re planning to go home tomorrow, but his temp is up again. His mom also needs prayer for healing from surgery last week. She can’t even hold her baby till nearly the and of November. Vicki
Dear Friends,
Many years ago, my mother gave me the set of bookbinder’s tools that had belonged to my grandfather. They are amongst my most cherished possessions. These tools, which were made of agate, had been cut to fit in a hand press that my grandfather used to make the indentations in the leather as he fitted it around the book. Even though they were used for many decades, the agates showed no sign of wear: they were as smooth and polished as the first day that my grandfather began to use them.
God’s Word is like those bookbinder’s tools. It is unchangeable. It is as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast. We can trust in its accuracy. We can rely upon its precepts. As we read it, it molds and shapes us until we reflect Jesus fully. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” David declares, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Ps 30:5; 12:6,7
From Genesis to Revelation, our Great Redeemer is revealed. From cover to cover, His great gift of salvation is unfolded. From our Dear Saviour’s first promise in Genesis 3:15, “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” to His last recorded promise found in Revelation 22:12, “behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” our Redeemer’s great sacrifice and love for us is unveiled.
The Scrictures reveal the Rock that is Eternal! He promises, “For I am the LORD, I change not.” Mal 3:6 How comforting it is to know that we can rely upon our Great Redeemer. He is always the same. Amid the confusion and uncertainty of this changeable old world, we have an anchor for the soul. David exclaimed, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust” “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.” ” O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.” Ps 18:2, 46;95:1-6
What enduring love our Rock has for us! From generation to generation it is the same! His Great Heart of Love yearns over us more than does the heart of a parent for their wayward child. He assures us of this enduring love that He has for us, “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” Isa 49:15,16
Let us pray as did David, “Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path.” Ps 27:11 Let us “study to show ourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15 Let us continually serve our Great Creator from a heart overflowing with love for the One Who “is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” I Tim 6:15,16

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