Giraffe_tongueNot long ago I had another random ponder. It should not surprise me anymore most of my life is random ponders. I had just walked into the Mocha Monkey when I heard someone behind me say “Oh it is right on the tip of my tongue.” This is an expression I have used myself many times. It does make me wonder where this phrase came from. … After way too much time trying to Google for the answer to the question I come up with a big “I have no idea.” What I do know is how frustrating it is to have the answer to a question or a name resting on the “tip of your tongue” and you cannot shake it loose.

Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

After the death of Moses, Joshua is chosen to lead the people of God. He is also given advice from God on how he is to lead the people. He is told to not let the book of the Law depart from your mouth. Why? So you will be careful to do everything in it, thus finding yourself prosperous and successful. Did you notice carefully the advice, “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth.” Mouth not mind, not heart, but mouth. He calls us to speak the Word of God out loud to ourselves and to one another. Lately I have been reading the Word of God out loud to myself and I must admit there is something powerful in engaging your eyes to read it, your lips to speak it and your ears to hear it.

So while I don’t know where “On the tip of my tongue” comes from, for me I pray that it has found new meaning in that the Word of God would find itself daily “on the tip of my tongue.”

<>< Craig

Life is too short to waste ponders on things that don’t matter or worse yet drag us down. Let’s take time to ponder the eternal with a GodPonder.

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