You may think yourself to be a good talker, but the Bible says there is a day coming when you won’t be able to say anything! What will you say on that day? Today’s devotional unravels the seeming contradiction. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 3:10 (ESV)
as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one;
“Have not you and I been dumb, are we not now dumb, when we stand on law terms with God, when we forget that Jesus Christ and his blood and righteousness were our full acquittal? Are we not obliged to be dumb when the commandments are laid bare before us, and when the law of God is brought home to our conscience? There was a time with each of us, and not long ago with some here present, when we stood before Moses’ seat, and heard the commandments read; and when we were asked, ‘Sinner, canst thou claim to have kept those commandments?’ we were dumb. Then we were asked, ‘Sinner, canst thou give any atonement for the breach of those commandments?’ and we were dumb. We were asked, ‘Sinner, canst thou, by a future obedience, wipe out thy past sin?’ We knew it was impossible, and we were dumb. Then we were asked, ‘Canst thou endure the penalty; canst thou bear to suffer forever in the flames of hell? Canst thou endure torments that shall never cease? Canst thou dwell with everlasting burnings, and abide with eternal fires?’ and we were dumb. Then we were asked the question, ‘Prisoner at the bar, hast thou any reason to plead why thou shouldst not be condemned?’ and we were dumb. And we were asked, ‘Prisoner, hast thou any helper? hast thou anyone who can deliver thee?’ and we stood dumb, for we had nothing to say. Ay, but blessed be God, the tongue of the dumb can now sing!” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 273-274]