Teshuvah – Day 24 (9/14/17)

Posted: September 14, 2017 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional

What we say reveal our heart.

What we say and how we say it is who we are. Angry, hurtful words define an angry, hurtful person. Kind, compassionate words define a kind, considerate person (Chofetz Chaim, page xxi) But more than anything, words are the sole medium through which the Jew fulfills the purpose for which he was created – to communicate Hashem’s greatness and presence in this world. (page xxii)

Today on the Hebraic calendar is Elul 23. Elul 25th is understood to be the first  day of Creation that God said “Light Be!”.  This brought the creating Spirit  presence back into the earth. We also are created to create with our words.

The Artscroll Series, Stone Edition of the Chumash comments on Genesis 2:7, “God made another ‘speaking spirit’ just like Himself.” We were created with God’s dominion and authority possessing the same ability to speak words of faith and life. Proverbs 18:21 instructs us that ‘death and life are in the power of the tongue’.

This 40 days of Turning Back to God (Teshuvah), the most important thing we can do is judge everything we say according to the royal law of love. I Cor 13:4-7, everything.  But don’t walk around not saying anything, speak praises unto God where ever you are, bringing light into this dark world.

Better yet, SING PRAISES!!!! He alone is worthy of all praise and honor and glory! If Paul and Silas would have spent their time in jail complaining and anxious they would never have had the miraculous encountered prison release, and they would not have been a testimony to the jailer and other prisoners.

  1. Wrenn says:

    I think this is the best post, yet!

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