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Jeremiah 1:4-10


The Right Words


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Jeremiah 1:4-10


The Right Words


By Lois Parker Edstrom

Today we are going to talk about the prophet, Jeremiah. God called Jeremiah to speak to others about God’s truths. But Jeremiah said, “Ah, Lord…. I don’t know how to speak; for I am a child” (1:6).

Some, like Jeremiah, may think children don’t have enough experience to talk about important things, but I think children say some of the wisest things.

Children notice so much and are very honest. Children aren’t afraid to ask questions – lots of questions! That’s a good thing! Your questions cause adults to think about important things in a different way. You learn by listening to their answers and talking about what you have discovered.

There are times, for all of us, when we don’t know what to say. When Jeremiah told God he didn’t know how to speak, God “touched his mouth and said, ‘…I have put my words in your mouth'” (1:9). I think this means that when we pray for wisdom and ask God to fill us with “His Spirit” we will be given the ability to speak with the right words.

If you need to comfort someone, or ask for forgiveness from someone you have hurt, ask God to give you the right words.

You are wise. Speak your words with kindness and love.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan