Psalm 45:1- My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skilful writer (NIV).
How do people new to the English language ever get it straight? For that matter, how do we who use it every day, make sense of it? Some words sound the same but mean something different. Others have the same spelling but different meanings. Consider this.
I seam a straight line but it seems crooked.
The term paper had a tear and I got a tear about it.
He insisted on living in the present, even though I presented him with a present last week.
He used his bow and arrow to shoot an arrow through her hair bow and into the bough of a tree.
The subject of the subject refused to co-operate.
What about this?
Eggplant is eggless, hamburger is hamless and pineapple contains neither pine nor apple.
Or even this?
Teachers teach but preachers don’t praught. Vegetarians eat vegetables so do humanitarians eat humans? Our noses run but our feet smell.
What a conundrum!
Still there is something in English, or for that matter, any other language, that is clear, concise and means exactly what it says. It is the Word of God.
Hebrews 4:12-13-God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what (MSG)
How is it affecting you today?
Prayer: Lord, open us up to your word in every way, especially in those areas where we are stopped up. Amen