Hosea 14:2… “Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips” (KJV).
This is a great verse. It refers to someone who has sinned and then finds difficulty in talking to God. People who have sinned long to return to the Lord to worship Him and have fellowship again. The prophet says, “Take with you words,” the right words. In verse two, the words the sinner has to say are words of repentance. There is a right vocabulary for prayer of pleasing words and acceptable words. Psalm 141:1-3 tells us to watch over our lips. King David wanted his mouth to speak correctly. Words are important to God. Every problem has its own vocabulary. If your car breaks down you don’t talk to the mechanic about farming. Every profession has its own vocabulary. Are you hurting? Take with you words that deal with your hurts. Are you having trouble with finances? Take with you words that deal with finances. Are you lax about giving God thanks and praise? Take with you words…
The way the Old Testament and New Testament saints talked to God are examples to us. In their talks with God they gave us concepts of God to help us to know him. These men lift us to have a higher knowledge of God. With a higher knowledge of God, our vocabulary changes. They spoke the truth in their talks with God. Truth came from their hearts. There was honesty in their spirit. They expressed in their talks with God what they felt in their hearts. Yes, at times anger and disappointment. But they took with them words, right words. You can do it too, saints.
Pastor George Belobaba
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