Text: ”The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh (talks, and continues to talk) of judgement.”
Good morning, speaker of righteousness! Called of the Living Lord God to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and Him Crucified – you are diligent to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman/woman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
Having, therefore, ‘...hidden’ God’s inspired Word in our hearts, you have a Divinely given reserve within you which, when required of the Lord God for service, He can bring back out of you to the benefit of all whom He has ordained to hear the Word and receive faith to believe in the Christ of God and be Eternally redeemed by Him.
“Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee. Blessed art Thou, O Lord: teach me Thy statutes.” (Psalm 119:11-12)
You do well to spend time in studying your Bible, beloved Christian, you do very well, and your Master and Lord is pleased with your ministry for Him when you speak out the wonderful things He has permitted you to learn there in those precious pages.
“ I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10)
Putting worldly nonsense into your mind/heart – determines what comes back out! Putting God’s Word into your mind/heart – determines what comes back out!
Verse 30. “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom. Here we are instructed that the mouth of those made righteous by faith in Christ Jesus speaks, and continues to speak, wisdom. Righteous mouths faithfully speak true wisdom, and Eternal wisdom comes from God’s Word alone. Thus, the absolute necessity of daily Bible study.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness." And again, "The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise (worldly wise), that they are vain.” (1 Corinthians 3:19-20)
“Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
“Happy is the man/woman that findeth (finds, and continues to find) wisdom (from God’s Word), and the man/woman that getteth (gets, and continues to get,) understanding.” (Proverbs 3:13)
Many professing Christians in this 21st Century fail to read their Bibles daily! Thus, the church worldwide and universal is blighted by ‘pygmy Christians’, ‘perpetual babes in Christ’ – getting saved, yet never ‘growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ...’ (2 Peter 3:18)
When asked by the unsaved, ‘What do you believe, then?’ – these ‘empty vessels’ have nothing of Spiritual wisdom to impart to them – they are like the five foolish virgins in Christ’s parable, who were found without oil in their lamps! Waken up, Church!
Verse 31. “The law of the Lord is in his/her heart; none of his/her steps shall slide. This righteous man/woman has ‘...the law of the Lord in his/her heart...’, due to the fact that he/she has taken time daily to make sure it is placed there – by serious Bible Study continually. This in not rocket science, beloved Christian! Open your Bibles!
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
Verse 31. “...None of his/her steps shall slide. ‘Sliding’ in the Christian faith is more commonly called ‘back-sliding’ – sliding back into worldliness, ungodliness, and unChristian practice from the high ground of Spiritual holiness the Lord has placed us.
Such ‘back-sliding’, or Spiritual declension, (i.e. falling off; decay; lowering of high standards) has to begin at a point and decline down to a lower level of commitment.
Back-sliding begins with the first daily Bible Study missed. This is a proven fact.
Perhaps, as you read this Bible Lesson, dear friend, you may say to yourself, ‘Dr McClinton is quite judgemental in his weekly Bible Lessons; he can come across as being rather hard in his teachings and views.’
Let me openly confess, I can indeed, be quite judgemental – but only from a deep desire to have you receive only the very best of Scriptural truth; only from a most deep love and passion for the precious souls of my International Bible Class list.
Verse 30. “...His tongue talketh of judgement. Sincere and serious Bible Teachers have no ambitious thoughts towards ‘men-pleasing’; or ‘ministry-building’ exercises of selfish interest. We seek not to be famous, but to at all times strive to be faithful to Christ, and to the Scripture messages that He has given us in His Word. No doubt, this is the reason that many of us are not big international celebrities on what often passes for ‘Christian Television Networks’. We leave world popularity to the worldly.
“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the FALSE prophets.” (Luke 6:26)
“...And ye (faithful witnesses) shall be hated of all nations for My Name’s sake.” (Matthew 24:9)
Thought: Spiritual discernment (judgement) is given to those who study God’s Word. It is a time for true Christians to speak out the truth of the Lord. Amen!