“They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.” 1 John 4:5.
The closer I am to God, the better my “hearing” will be.
I am to be on guard regarding my own words. Do I sound like someone representing God?
How will my representation reveal itself? I will know Him well enough to inject His Thoughts into conversations.
I need to have His Truths stored up. Those Truths must leave the pages that I so faithfully read and become part of my thinking.
Someone was here the other day that feared the future. I needed to have words from His Wisdom available…….and didn’t. I thought afterward that I wanted to represent Him but couldn’t muster His Words confidently and so I said nothing. It was a shameful moment for me.
And what have I done about it? I continue to read and write but do I internalize His Word?
The beauty of knowing His Words is that when inserted into life’s interactions they are His Words not mine.
If what I say is rejected, it is really God’s Word that is being rejected. The rejecter’s issue is ultimately with God, not me.
In numerous places in the Bible, I am promised that the world (Devil) is going to be offended by God’s Words. Do I have His Words harbored enough in me that I could even “offend” anyone in my use of them?
Conclusion: I must fill my mind with His Truths so that His Words are in my interactions.