In the previous blog, I wrote of “The Silence of THE Lamb,” and explained how that seeming silence is always a good thing. Today, I would like to speak of another kind of silence . . . one that is always sin.
Far too many saints of God hold their tongue when they should speak up on behalf of their Lord Jesus Christ. This is what I call “The silence of the saints.” We must remember that the Great Commission has been given to every saint from the pew to the pulpit. We have all been commanded by God to “Go and make disciples,” and the only way that can be done is when we speak what the Lord God has spoken to us.
Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.
God uttered these words on the day when He spoke to Moses from the burning bush and commanded Moses to go back to Egypt to free the people of God. Moses feared Pharaoh, but truly Pharaoh had far more reason to be fearful of the slow-speaking Moses. The reason for that was simply . . .
Moses had God on his side!
God was not sending Moses back to Egypt alone. God promised to go with Moses, to help him speak, and to give him Moses the words to say. Moses was merely an instrument in the hands of the Almighty, one who would be used by God to free the Israelites from 400 years of bondage. The natural weakness and infirmity Moses experienced would now be connected to supernatural omnipotence. Nothing would be able to stop Moses in answering the call of God, because the call came with the assurance that the Caller would be with Moses every step of the way.
All of this is true for you and me today! How can we remain silent when God has called, equipped, and empowered us to expand the cause of His kingdom in this world? When we don’t have the words to say, God will give them to us. When we don’t have the strength to go, God will give us the strength. When we don’t have enough faith to believe, God will help us in our unbelief.
God’s Word to us is wisdom. God’s strength to us is empowerment. God’s presence with us is comfort. What have we to fear when our God has promised never to leave nor forsake us? As David sang to God,
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Greater is the power that is in you than any power that comes up against you! The fear Moses felt at the beginning of his call was quickly dispelled when God demonstrated His awesome power and might in the land of Egypt. God will not be mocked and His Word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11). All we need to do is GO, knowing that our God will help us speak and teach us what to say to all those we meet.
Silence of the saints? May God forbid that this would ever be said about us, regardless of the cost or the circumstance!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!