Pharaoh asked Jacob, “how old are you?”
Jacob replied “I’ve been on this pilgrimage for 130 years.”
It would have been just as simple for Jacob to answer “130 years” and left it at that.
But instead intertwined into his answer was his love for God, the reason for his life. Just by using the word “pilgrimage”. That one word spoken has given us insight into Jacob’s heart.
Because of that word we know that Jacob didn’t view his earthly life as his final destination. We learn from that one word that he recognized his life as just a journey to get him to a heavenly resting place for eternity.
The word spoken gave reason for Pharaoh to inquire more about Jacob’s life. That word could have been a gateway to conversation about the God he served…an opening for Jacob to testify of The Lord’s presence in his life.
Are you living a life that oozes Christ? Does your devotion to Jesus spill over into even seemingly minuscule opportunities to make Christ known?
Your speech is very telling of your life on earth. One word can testify of your life in Jesus.
Allow The Lord to fill your mouth. Be so devoted to Christ that every word you speak is a testimony to what he has done for you.