Week beginning: 14th June, 2015
By Mark Mullins | London
"The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary…"Isaiah 50:4 (KJV)
Lawyers have been described as wordsmiths. The use of language, whether written or spoken, is our stock in trade. Isaiah, the prophet, is reminding us of the purpose of learning. It is not primarily about winning cases for our clients although as Christians we will want to give our clients the best service we can. This will involve prayer and seeking the wisdom of God. There is, however, one further ingredient that the Christian lawyer can provide, which is to speak a word in season to the weary.
How easy it is to concentrate solely on the purely professional side of our duty to our client. However, over and above and in our duties as lawyers, we are called to be ambassadors for the Lord Jesus. The Lord's word to the weary was to come to Him for rest (Matthew 11:28). Sin will not just ruin a person in this life but will condemn them to be punished for all eternity in hell. Let us pray for a word in season to point our clients to the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is here where that burden may be removed, their spiritual life restored and where they may know the joy of the Lord as their strength.
1. Ask for the wisdom of God and the boldness to speak the necessary word to those who need to hear the call of the Lord on their lives.
2. For those who are weary - that they may be drawn back and restored to the peace and joy that is found solely in the Lord.