Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Don't Be Dumb

Angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias in the Temple and announced to him that he would have a son who would be the forerunner of the Messiah.
         Luke 1: 18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.  19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.  20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
         Zacharias did not completely fail in unbelief. He was a righteous man, a man of God. But he considered, too much, his own circumstances, saying, “I am an old man and my wife well stricken in years.” He doubted whether God would do a miracle in his life. As a result, he was struck speechless.
         Let us not be like that. God is speaking. He speaks two things clearly that we must hear and believe. He says, “Repent and be forgiven.” So, hear Him. Confess your sins. And having confessed, rise up forgiven, so that you can declare the mighty acts of God in Christ.

         Hear and obey. Don’t be dumb.

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