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October 4, 2013

Verna Davis: Don't choose silence over the truth

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The truth. It's a powerful thing, isn't it?

When Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, knowing He was going to be crucified, He was met with crowds who were laying down palm branches for Him to walk on. Luke 19:37-40 tells what happened. "When He came near the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices, 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!'"

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"

"I tell you," He replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

Did you catch that? Those times when we know we should speak the truth about Jesus by proclaiming Him as our Savior, those times when we neglect to praise Him for who He is and what He does, those times when we choose silence over truth — those are the times the very stones of the earth will "hear" our silence and speak for us.

I don't know about you, but no rock is going to praise God in my place. I want to speak His praises, no matter what the consequences.

What about you?

Verna Davis, author and speaker, lives in Frankton. She can be reached at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.

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