“My doctrines shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, as the showers upon the grass.” Deuteronomy’s 32:2.
? Who wrote Deuteronomy?
John_7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. (Jesus quoting Moses)
“We are to be witnesses for Christ: and this we shall be when we grow up daily into the full stature of men and women in Christ. It is our priviledge to grow more and more like Him every day. Then we shall acquire the power to express our love for him in higher, purer speech, and our ideas will enlarge and deepen, and our judgement become more sound and trustworthy, while our testimony will have more of life and assurance. We are not to cultivate the language of the earth, and be so familiar with the conversation of men, that the language of Canaan will be new and unfmiliar to us. We are to learn in the school of Christ: yet it is manifest that many are satisified with very limited experience in spiritual things, for they reveal but little knowledge of spiritual things in their prayers and testimonies. There is less good judgment manifested in matters concerning our eternal interests, than in matters concerning our earthly, temporal affairs.
“Christians are to be faithful students in the school of Christ, ever learning more of heaven, more of hte words and will of God; more of the truth and how to use faithfully the knowledge that they have gained.
“The chief requisite of language is that it be pure and kind and true…”the outward expression of an inward grace.” . . . The best school for this language study is the home.
“Kind words are as dew and gentle showers to the soul. The Scripture says of Christ that grace was poured into His lips, that He might “know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.” And the Lord bids us, “Let you speech be always with grace,” ” that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” When the heart is pure, rich treasure of wisdom will flow forth.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White, p. 72, for March 6, 2023.
I blog and reblog these words from the pen of Ellen White, because I too wish to speak with grace. And learn how to speak a word in season to him/her who is weary.
If you are struggling today, and wrestling with your maker, God. . . than let this battle continue, until you like Jacob say, “Do not leave me until you bless me.”
This makes me smile, all the while, knowing and remembering, how I fought with God on a moonless early morning….shaking a fist at him in the darkness, saying, “Go to hell, this is not working. . .as I was walking toward the Bible across the room. . . when the only light I had turned on that dark morning, went out. Light bulb . . . came back on when I sat down to read, and went out, every time I begin to write down…what I was thinking…instead. . .when I begin to read, the LIGHT came back on, three times the light went out. . .and I realized what I was reading, was the message I needed, for the crisis I was in that year, in 1985.
God has the answers, He is the proof, He is listening, and there is not anything in the world, that is not addressed in His Word.
I had to laugh, in the darkness, when I knew, He had heard my prayer for help in a family squabble, that ended up dividing our family, and me going back to work. I knew he cared for our family, all of us, and going back to work, was something I could do. . . and my husband became Mr. Mom, and he would watch our sons. . . He was delighted with the solution, as he too serached for a job.
Though I read and reread these morning words, it never ceases to amaze me that I need to hear them again and again. I share my studies because it blesses me to find words that speak to my soul.
Have a good day, and be prepared like Noah, to get into the Ark, to be safe in His love, as we sail out on the seas of life, each day!
2 thoughts on “Sitting at the feet of Jesus: We Learn to Speak the Language of Jesus”
Religion gives us peace of mind. It gives us humility and lets us stay calm. Thank you for this wonderful post.
Your reply also give me comfort, to know you feel the desire to be a friend to God and man! Thank you!