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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Daily Devotional
Today's Eagle's Wings: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Untied Tongues

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

Silent Christiansthere can be no doubt that the modern church is hindered in its witness by many believers who are just that. It is amazing to consider the great numbers who seem to have an opinion to voice on any subject save that which really mattersthe power of Christ in saving their souls. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear (I Pet. 3:15). How pertinent is the counsel of Peter! And yet how seldom is his exhortation heeded!

If we analyse the reasons for this reticence, we will find that fear is often the major cause. The believer does not really lack confidence in the power of the message, but he has no confidence in his own ability to express that message. Moses gives vent to what many of us have felt at one time or another: I am not eloquent . . . : I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue (Exod. 4:10). One can sense the divine forbearance and yet frustration in the reply from heaven: Who hath made mans mouth? . . . have not I the Lord? (v. 11). The God who creates the faculty of speech is the God who promises to give utterance in its employment: I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. The wonderful thing is that the promise holds good! Knowing this, let us ask the Lord to give us some opportunity to speak for Him today, and let us trust in Him to provide the words and the wisdom.

If we did indeed look upon them as within a step of hell, it would effectually untie our tongues.
Richard Baxter

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