Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rash Speaking

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Psalm 106:32,33
"They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah,
So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit,
He spoke rashly with his lips."

Moses being a mature man of God was punished by speaking rashly against the Israelites, when they complained to him about not having water.

Moses said Num 20:10,11 "Listen now you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock? Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod and water came forth abundantly."

1st God told Moses to speak to the rock, and he struck it.
2nd He called the people rebels.
3rd He said that he and Aaron would bring out the water.

Because of this disobedience Moses couldn't go to the promised land. Deut. 3:25,26 The promised land is a type for us to receive the promises of the Bible in our lives.

When we speak rashly or in anger which would not be in faith, we negate the work of the Word of God that is promising us answers that we are seeking.

The word of God is like seed and it needs to be cared for. Our heart is what receives the seed. A hard heart is like hard soil. A soft and broken heart towards God is like tilled soil to receive the seed, God's word.

Brokenness is saying we are nothing without Jesus. Brokenness is looking to God and not ourselves. It is saying we can't operate without the help of Jesus. Phil 4:13 a common Scripture says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

We are able to leap over a wall with Jesus and can't climb over it without Him.

Repentance that is just of the flesh is sorry we got caught and sorry we look bad to others. And sorry we are missing out on the blessings of godliness. Yet not willing to take the steps to change from self indulgent to sold out for Jesus.

Lord hep me turn from speaking for myself and speak for you with my whole heart.

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