Meditation on the Language Day

Yesterday, at the “Good News” church service, I urged all those who came to worship, to celebrate the beautiful holiday today and use it to share with people the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have many reasons to celebrate.

Most of us have heard the gospel in our native language. Then, we were taught the Word of God in this language. Even if I know other languages enough, so that I could study the Scriptures, I always prefer the Romanian translation of the Bible.

For curiosity I looked up today and found that the word “language” is used 190 times in the Romanian translation of the Bible by the priest Dumitru Cornilescu. The word is found in 9 different forms in 180 verses.

Here’s some wise advice that God gives us how to use our language and any language in the world that we have learnt.

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only for a moment. (Proverbs 12:18-19)(NASB)

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:2-4)(NASB)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21)(NASB)

Translated by Felicia Rotaru