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Reasons to Worship

Our words often point the way to our passions… declare God’s praise!

The Magi’s Reasons to Worship
My Words Matter

Scripture Reading: Psalm 89:2-8

Key Verse: Psalm 89:1

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

When the Magi determined to follow the star, they were not on a secret mission. They were a convinced bunch looking for the King. People who are convinced talk. In their talking, they got other people talking. This was such a buzz in Bethlehem that word even reached the Roman Empire’s king, King Herod. Their words caused him to ask questions and be disturbed.

I believe that too often we forget how powerful our words can be. Our words influence others for the good and for the bad! When we are convinced of a truth, we naturally will talk about it. If we are convinced with the Magi that the star truly led to the king, we will want to talk about it. Remember, it’s our words that often point the way to our passions. We need to ask the tough question: To what or whom do our words point?

In our printed key verse for today, the Psalmist David said: “With my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever….” Will you determine today to use your words to make known your passion for God and His Kingdom? Ask God for His help to see the right opportunities. Ask God for courage and wisdom to declare His faithfulness to someone around you today! The Magi used their words to declare their mission. Let’s follow their lead!

Father, grant me an opportunity to use my mouth today for your glory. Give me the words that will impact another for good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.