In the grand book of Deuteronomy, chapter
twenty-eight, God continues to explain the judgment that will come to Israel if
they are disobedient. These curses include a nation that will be identified by
its language: The Lord shall bring a nation against thee, from far, from the
end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou
shalt not understand. (28:49) In a walled city, if you were to hear a
strange tongue, you would be on guard; in this text, it was a warning of
For the self-centered person, this looks like a matter of splitting hairs. The truth is that this religious cancer is destroying many of the young bucks in ministry today. The younger generation is enamored with false intellect. The purveyors of error - often scholars - poison young minds by their use of words that hide real meaning. What they are reading and following is obvious because “their speech betrays them.” Watch for the “buzz words” that are used in order to make one sound so much like the “in crowd.” In their youth and inexperience, they fail to ask about the theology behind the verbiage. Their heads and hearts have been turned from the scriptures, where the answers really lie - turned instead to those who have hidden truth behind their terminology and speech.
But that is a topic for another day.
Shepherd’s Staff is prepared by Clay Nuttall, D. Min.
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