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Words – Devarim

The Hebrew word “devarim,” means words. Imagine an entire book of the Bible named “Words.” Why would the Lord name a whole book “Words?” Pastor Mark brought out some thoughts we could really ponder daily, as we all use words.

Just think about what words have accomplished. G-d spoke words and everything that exists came into being. This in itself shows the unbound power of words.

G-d gave the use of words only to human beings. Words distinguish humans from the animal kingdom. Words express our thoughts and allow us to speak of future and past events. Words give us the ability to clarify a concept we are imagining. Words promote action. The words “I do,” act to begin a marriage.

Words can bring us together or they can separate us.  Words can create a vow and the words, “You are unbound,” release from a vow. With words you can complain, rejoice, praise, condemn, teach, insult, appreciate, build up, or tear down. Words can be whispered or shouted, and G-d can even hear the words we think and never speak!

Proverbs 18:21 tells us that Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

G-d spoke words of life in giving us His commandments, then He wrote those words out for us on stone, with His own finger! Is He trying to tell us how important those words are?

Here is what He said:

And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire; Ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude, only ye heard a voice. And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments, and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. Deuteronomy 4:12,13

The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. Isaiah 40:8

Words tumble out of our mouths daily. May we speak life as G-d speaks to us!