You Are Free To Speak
Wisdom's Corner
You Are Free To Speak

In ancient times, the average citizen was not allowed to just walk in and speak with a king. Most of the time it was hard to make an appointment with the king. Even high officials in the king's government could not just walk into the king's court and start speaking.

A good example of this from the Bible is in the book of Esther. Esther was the queen, but she was not supposed to go before the king without him asking for her. She knew that if she went into the court and the king did not put his scepter out to her, then she would be put to death.

The scepter was a carved piece of wood overlaid with gold or sometimes made of pure gold, silver or brass. It was a symbol of the king's power and the king used it to indicate who could speak. If the king held his scepter out to a person, then they could approach the throne and speak.

In Hebrews 3:6 we read, "But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." The Greek word for "confidence" is the word for "being free to speak."

In Hebrews 1:8 we find that Christ has the scepter of righteousness in His kingdom. This means that in the kingdom (the house in the verse above) that Christ holds the power over who is allowed to speak to the Father. He holds his scepter out to those who do His will. The whole book of Hebrews is telling the Hebrews that they must follow Christ.

So, always follow Christ's teaching. The way to know what He wants you to do is to read and study the Bible. If you will do that and obey Him, then He will always hold out His scepter to you and you are free to speak to the Father in prayer. It is exciting and humbling to know that you can speak in the court of the greatest King of all. He is the creator of our universe.

Until next time, keep studying to get the wisdom of God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School