RE: Statement in Chapter 3, page 31 of SQ2.
In my last latter, we talked about our favorite subject “Truth.” Now we are going to talk about the vehicle by which we can know truth – “words.” It is amazing to me how many people do not understand that words are the conveyor belt of how we know truth. So many people spew out words, not realizing that God will hold them accountable for their words and especially if they are not truthful ones.
“Noise. Confusion. Smog. Contamination. These are just a few of the negatives we live with each day. Where is God in all this mess and confusion? The psalmist assures us that God is here.” From H. Norman Wright in Quiet Times.
The chapter in SQ2 is a tongue in cheek type of examination of our subject. The title “What do quantum mechanics and quarks have to do with God? “ is meant to stimulate thinking about our subject. If the questions help us to step “out of the box” and do some serious contemplation it has achieved the intended goal. However, the ending of that chapter takes a serious tone for us to examine. With that ending, “We produce words and those words are our own personal responsibility. It does matter what we do with them.” We must speculate a little. If God, in His All Knowingness, has a way to record all of the words we utter, then at judgment we will be held accountable for all the words we have spoken, both truth and lies! We need to just take a moment and chew on that thought. What picture pops into our mind? We must remember that in eternity, time is not a factor. All of the words we have ever spoken may be able to be replayed and accounted for. Ouch!
Therefore, God may hold us accountable for all of them; AND the motion, movement, decisions and energy they have created. When we reflect on words in this manner, we must think about what we say and do all of the time. To this end, when we look at scripture, especially in Psalms and Proverbs, we find some interesting words of wisdom.
Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (NKJV)
Psalm 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. (NKJV)
Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
My constant prayer is that my words will be those that educate, uplift and encourage. I constantly strive to speak and write the truth. It is my Lord Jesus who will hold me accountable. My hope is that I do not disappoint Him. As always, my next email will address another of your questions about a concept in chapter four.