Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
My mind is flooded with words that start with the letter “s”. Obvious words relating to faith, like salvation, sacrifice, and sin. Less obvious words also appear, like solitude and security. But I wonder what words come to other people’s minds. I can hear them now. Sex. Super Bowl. Selfish. Stupid.
Words that come to our mind are a good indicator of the priorities of our life. They are also an indicator of what we think about other people. Let me illustrate.
When unsaved people think about Christianity, what word do you think comes to their minds first – sin or salvation? I think that whichever word they think of is an indicator of what they hear us talking about the most. If the most frequent topic of our conversations with people is sin, then that’s what word will come to their mind when they think of Christians. The same is true for salvation. If we consistently talk about the joy of our salvation, then other people will think of salvation when they think of Christians.
That seems simple.
Our God is mighty to save! He takes great delight in us. In the midst of any storm, He quiets us with his love. When He looks at us, He rejoices over us with singing. Let it be obvious in me all day and every day.
Simple. Saved. Singing. Sharing.