Not Outdated, Just First: Words

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others.

My thoughts:

  • Reflecting on 1 Peter 2:9-10, how does my language align with the truth of my identity as a chosen race or a royal priesthood?
  • The concept of being called out of darkness into God’s marvelous light affects the words I choose to speak in various situations by ______________ .
  • How do the words I use in conversations with non-believers reflect the reality that they may one day be members of God’s people?
  • Peter issues warnings about false teaching in 2 Peter 2:1-3. What he writes causes me to reflect on the impact of my words within the context of teaching or spiritual guidance. I must be cautious that I don’t ______________ .
  • Practical strategies that I can employ to ensure my words align with the teachings of Scripture and the character of Jesus are ______________ .

My words and actions:

Once spoken, my words cannot be taken back. Ultimately, my words either reflect or distort the good news about Jesus. They either draw people closer to him or move people further from him. My speech must be filled with truth couched in compassion and direction permeated with love. Jesus did that for me, and as his follower, I must do it for others.

My prayer;

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14).

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