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Silence Speaks

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Silence Speaks

  1. 1. Deut. 4:1-2 - 1Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you. 2You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
  2. 2. Silence Speaks
  3. 3. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? – 1 Cor. 4:6 – 2 John 9 – 1 Cor. 2:9-11 – 1 Pet. 4:11 Silence Speaks
  4. 4. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? • Do we have any examples? – The Levitical Priesthood (Deut. 10:8; Heb. 7:14) – Cain and Abel (Gen. 4:3-5; Heb. 11:7; Rom. 10:17) – Nadab and Abihu (Lev. 10:1-2; 16:12) Silence Speaks
  5. 5. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? • Do we have any examples? – Moses (Num. 20:1-13; Exo. 17:6) – Uzzah (2 Sam. 6:1-7; Exo. 25:12-15; Num. 4:15; 1 Chron. 15:11-13) Silence Speaks
  6. 6. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? • Do we have any examples? • Generic vs. specific commands – Generic (Matt. 28:18-20; Heb. 10:24-25) – Specific (Gen. 6:13-22; Eph. 5:18-21; Col. 3:16) – When God specifies, all other options are ruled out! Silence Speaks
  7. 7. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? • Do we have any examples? • Generic vs. specific commands – Generic (Matt. 28:18-20; Heb. 10:24-25) – Specific (Gen. 6:13-22; Eph. 5:18-21; Col. 3:16) – When God specifies, all other options are ruled out! Silence Speaks
  8. 8. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? • Do we have any examples? • Generic vs. specific commands • Truth is narrow – Matt. 7:13-14 – Prov. 4:25-27 Silence Speaks
  9. 9. • Is silence permissive or restrictive? • Do we have any examples? • Generic vs. specific commands • Truth is narrow • God has provided us with all we need – 2 Tim. 3:16-17 – 2 Pet. 1:2-4 – Deut. 29:29 Silence Speaks
  10. 10. Silence Speaks
  11. 11. Silence Speaks Are you
  12. 12. Prov. 30:5-6 - 5Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. 6Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

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