Albert E. Farley
Speech is truly a wonderful blessing from God. Our God is the God of speech; He created the heavens and the earth by speaking them into existence! Gen 1; Jn 1; Heb 11:3. When He created angels and men, He gave them the power of speech. 1 Cor 13:1. Whether spoken or written, words have great power to praise, teach, instruct, warn, encourage, edify, and comfort. The words of Christ will judge us all in the last day. Jn 12:48. By our words, we shall be justified; and, by our words, we shall be condemned. Jn 12:37.
May our speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that we may know how we ought to answer every man. Col 4:6. It is our purpose always to speak as the oracles of God. 1 Pet 4:11. It is by His word that we have faith. Rom 10:17. The words of men are vain and empty. If we are not careful, we may be robbed of our inheritance and reward of heaven by “philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Col 2:8. The empty words of man are as wells without water and clouds without rain. 2 Pet 17; Jude 12.
We remind our readers that the 2010 West Virginia Christian lectures will be hosted by the Weirton Heights church of Christ September 26-29, the Lord willing. I pray you are making plans to attend.
Our circulation fell last month to 2,773 copies. We trust that God will continue to bless us with a greater circulation, and we continue to rely on you, our readers, to tell others about the paper to help increase the number of our readers. Thank you for your prayers and help. –Albert.
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