Editor’s Note: This sermon is not about extraterrestrials or inter-dimensional beings. It is based on the NASB translation of Acts 7:29 and is aimed at understanding how powerful our tongues really are.

Twenty four words spoken to Moses by his own people changed the course of his life and sent him to the backside of the desert for forty years. There is indeed life and death in the power of the tongue. We have to make sure that we continue to pray for diligence concerning what we should speak and what we should hear. It will be a challenge to remove all of the sources speaking death into you, not least because you yourself are likely one of those sources. There are many that take the idea of positive speech too far and venture into deceptive doctrines, but this message is intended to help us remember that the tongue is powerful and that someone’s life can be changed by just a few words. Take the time to encourage someone today!

But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel. And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian. And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him, but they did not understand. On the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?’ But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge over us? You do not mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?’ At this remark, Moses fled and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.

Acts 7:23-29 (NASB)

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Steven Menking is the Senior Editor of On the Objective and the founder of The Amateur Society. He is a Christian economist, commentator, and thinker based in New York City. Prior to being born again in 2014, Steven was an investment banking analyst and an equities trader. He currently works full time as a private tutor and uses his spare time to research, write, podcast, and advance the Kingdom of God. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!