The last few weeks, we’ve been talking about how the words and phrases we use about God really do matter. How we talk about him and represent him to others and even to ourselves, makes a difference in how we understand who he is and how he interacts with us. The way we think about him affects how we think of ourselves and others; it affects our behavior and how we treat each other.
I thought this series would last only a month, but more ideas kept popping up, which shows how many words and phrases we use that misrepresent him. It also shows the need for discernment in what we read, how we speak and how we think. When everyone is vying for attention, everyone wants to influence us to buy their product, and all the voices seem so loud they almost drown out each other, let’s think about and examine what we read and hear. We don’t have to listen to all those voices and we certainly don’t have to let them influence us to our detriment.
I hope this series has been helpful, but most of all, I hope it has encouraged you to think about what you read, hear and sing and ask yourself if it aligns with Scripture and Trinitarian understanding.