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GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 28 ~ ~ Genesis 3: ~ ~ “And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said to him, Where are you?”

Language requires some very special designs that are found only in humans.

Language also seems to require an unusual structure to the brain. Even the unborn human has this structure that allows him to absorb language. Development in this area of the brain stops at puberty. That is why it becomes more difficult for adults to learn a new language. Language skills can be learned only by hearing language. So-called “feral” children, who have heard no language at all, cannot be taught language after puberty for the same reason.

So where did Adam first hear language? Scripture tells us that it was the Creator God Himself who regularly spoke with Adam. This means that language is not a collection of meaningless sounds to which we have assigned meanings. The meanings and sounds have come from God, just as our unique design that makes language possible comes from God.

Therefore, language is not only for worldly purposes. We have also been given language to praise our God and Savior and to tell others who He is and what He has done! That’s why we are told to praise Him out loud with our voices, in singing and talking. God doesn’t exist for us—we exist for HIM! We’re told this here:

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him

So praise comes natural to us, and we use the ability to speak to praise and thank Him.

Psalm 96:1-3 ~ ~ “Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. …”

Psalm 9:1 ~ ~ “I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.”

Psalm 66:16 ~ ~ “Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.”

Psalm 71:15 ~ ~ “My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the art of writing.”

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will tell riddles of old,

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