Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, March 30, 2021

Let Us Speak God’s Word 

On Palm Sunday worldwide, many celebrate Jesus Christ coming into Jerusalem as the Savior and King. Over two thousand years ago,  people shouted, “Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord (John 12:12-13).” Jesus was not fooled because He knew men’s hearts (John 2:25). On the next weekend, they were shouting that He should be crucified.  If one relies on mankind you will be disappointed, but we can rely on God who will never change (Numbers 23:19).


As children of God, we no longer have to love one day and hate the next or be honest one day and dishonest the same day.  If we daily commit ourselves to follow Him it will show up as consistency in our lives. We don’t have to worry that this is too hard for us to do because the Bible says as He is so are we in this world (1 John 4:17).


The world is looking at the body of Christ.  Can we be examples of righteousness, consistency, holiness, and speaking the truth?  Can we be trusted to speak God’s word only? God wants us to speak words and live those words that demonstrate the fruit of the Holy Spirit such as love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22, 23).


We can choose to be like those who praised Jesus one day and then wanted to kill him the next or, we can decide to follow Him completely and speak His truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).  Let us feast on His word and hide that word in our hearts (Psalm 119:11 because whatever is in our heart will come forth in our words (Luke 6:45).  Let us speak God’s word.


John 12:12-13

New International Version

12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 
13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,


“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the king of Israel!”


John 2:25

New International Version

25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.


Numbers 23:19

New International Version

19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?


1 John 4:17

New King James Version

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.


Galatians 5:22, 23

New International Version

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


Ephesians 4:15

New International Version

15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.


Psalm 119:11

New International Version

11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.


Luke 6:45

New International Version

45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of





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