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Written by Mark Hamby


Language is important to God. Yet, many drift through life without any real dialogue with a God Who desires to be personal.

Gene Edward Veith, author of Reading Between the Lines, writes:

We can never know anyone intimately by simply being in that person’s presence. We need to have a conversation in order to share our thoughts and our personalities. By the same token, we need a conversation with God—a two-way conversation through language—in order to know Him on a personal basis. Just as human beings address God by means of language through prayer, God addresses human beings by means of language in the pages of Scripture. Prayer and Bible reading are central to a personal relationship with God.

 To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at one of the ways God communicates with us. (more…)