When we read someone's words or hear a recording of what someone is saying, it is important to get the whole context. Too often, words can be manipulated and misconstrued. We need to consider the true meaning of words to avoid misquoting or miscontruing words to benefit our own ideas or opinions. We need to use our own words and the words of others wisely!
This is also good practice when we consider the Word of God. God gives us His Word to use for His glory, but we need to be responsible for how we use it. We need to realize and understand that there is power in His Word. His Word is alive and active! It is possible to misquote, misconstrue, and take God's Word out of context to justify a range of different actions, so we need to take the time to talk to God, to read His Word, and to understand His intent and purpose. We need to know God's Word in order to use it wisely for His glory!
Know God, know the power of His Word, and use it wisely!
Thank You for giving me Your powerful Word. Help me to know and understand Your Word so I can use it wisely. Through Jesus I pray, amen.