|Posted on January 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM|
Titus 2: l, KJV: “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine;” The word speak means 1) to express oneself relating in words of thoughts, opinions, or feelings; 2) to express oneself in actions of thoughts, opinions, or feelings [which may speak louder than words]; 3) to share orally a generational history. Paul explains in Colossians 4: 6, “Let your speech be always with grace [humble], seasoned with salt [godly wisdom], that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” [bracket additions are mine]. I selected these three precepts for one cannot deny that the mouth utters from who we are or if unable to verbalize, will often result in overt activity. Yet we tend not to share orally a generational history. I believe it is very important and Paul’s letter to Titus is to inspire telling of “the old paths where the good way is and walk in it…” Jeremiah 6:16. My search took me to Deuteronomy 11: 2 and I am convicted by the words of God: “And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm…” The revelation here is that God says, He is not telling the generations about the blessing He directed to you. Therefore, you/we/us have the responsibility to tell and must tell our generations about the goodness of God in our lives -things they do not know or did not see. Selah?