“But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.” (Luke 1:20)
COMMENT: Of course, these are the words the angel Gabriel spoke to Zacharias. He had just told the priest that he and his wife Elizabeth would have a very special child named John who would herald the coming of the Savior. The puzzled priest doubted the possibility of this happening because both he and his wife were far beyond the child-bearing age and he told Gabriel as much. God’s angel responded by causing Zacharias to be mute until the birth of John the Baptist. Now that seemed to have been rather harsh treatment and it makes one to wonder why. I think I have the answer. With the mind-set he possessed, Zacharias would be speaking words of unbelief that would be diametrically opposite to the will of God. This would be a hindrance. There is power in our words, to help or to hinder. Remember what happened when Jesus was attempting to heal people in His hometown? They said “Is this not the carpenter’s son. Is not His mother called Mary: And His brothers James, Jose, Simon, and Judas. And His sisters, are they not all with us? So they were offended at Him. And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13: 55-58)
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Luke 1:9-20
WISE SAYING:DON’T LIE AGAINST THE TRUTH (GOD’S WORD). IF WE SAY ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS ABOUT A SITUATION IN OUR LIVES, WE ARE LYING AGAINST THE TRUTH!!!
Not a sermon, just a thought!