Are You Speaking Biblically Or Are You Quoting Culture?

Written by Doug Giles on October 18, 2022

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“Speaking to yourselves in psalms …”
— Ephesians 5:19

The apostle Paul commands believers, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to speak to one another using the Psalms.

Speak in Psalms. That’s easy enough to understand, eh?

Please note: Paul doesn’t say …

  1. Speak in Fauci.
  2. Speak in CNN.
  3. Speak in fear.
  4. Speak in what your kooky aunt thinks.
  5. Speak in your denomination or non-denomination’s lingo.
  6. Speak in wokeism.
  7. Speak in political correctness.
  8. Speak doom and gloom.
  9. Speak doubt.
  10. Speak about all your problems.

No, the apostle says when we gather together and open our yapper that we’re to let the Psalms, or “Palms” as Biden calls them, tumble off our tongues.

So, why does Paul command Christians to quote the Psalms to each other? Well, they were written by a Holy Ghost-inspired warrior poet who faced monsters, went through hell and back, and kicked major backside for God’s kingdom. That’s why.

God would rather hear that being discussed instead of what most Christians blather about.

David had nary an ounce of, “I quit” in him (Ps 3:6).

David did not have an eschatology of defeat in his spirit (Ps 37:9).

David didn’t have a low or little view of God (Ps 18:1-19).

David was into discussing God’s mission versus gossiping about his neighbor (Ps 2:1-12)

David was a big picture dude and not some solipsistic navel-gazing Christian dipstick (1Sam 17:45-47).

Even though David was far from perfect, God was so behind what that man penned many moons ago that He tells the church, through Paul’s epistle, if you speak, speak in the Psalms.

Give it a try next time you gather together with other believers.

It might just change the world (Acts 17:6).

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