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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Speak What You Eat”
There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat.” But we also speak what we spiritually eat.
Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
We only speak what we eat. If we eat of the world and its philosophies, then we’ll only speak what Satan, the ruler of this world, says. But when we partake of God’s word, then we’ll speak life to those in darkness.
This is what the Lord told to Ezekiel.
“But you, son of man, hear what I say to you … open your mouth and eat what I give you … Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” (Ezekiel 2:8; 3:1)
God sent Ezekiel to the Jews in exile, and he was to speak to them God’s word. But the words he was to speak were not to be his own, but rather the Lord’s; and to ensure this God told him to eat the scroll which represents God’s word, because it was sweet as honey (Ezekiel 3:3).
This is the same way the Psalmist described God’s word.
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)
To ensure Ezekiel would only speak God’s word and not his own, God made him unable to speak until he had a word from Him, only then did God opened his mouth to speak.
“I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and not be one to rebuke them … But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth.” (Ezekiel 3:26-27a)
And so, when you eat of God’s word then you’ll speak for God and not for man or yourself.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study