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Malachi 3:16, “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.”
God makes it no secret that He hears our conversation. The text says that the Lord listens when believers converse.
God is always near me,
Hearing what I say,
Much that the Lord hears greatly displeases Him but there is a Christian dialogue concerning spiritual things and Christian experience that greatly delights Him. In fact, He causes it to be written down for the great rewards of the judgement day. If Matthew 12:36 is true; “That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment;” then it is also true that every God exalting word will go to the same place. The power of godly conversation not only goes into God’s ears and to the judgement day for reward, but it also serves God in time to the edifying of saints and conversion of sinners.
I am reminded of the time when John Bunyan eavesdropped on godly conversation. It served to his awakening and eventually brought about his conversion.
“In one of the streets of Bedford I came to where there were three or four poor women sitting at a door in the sun and talking about the things of God. Willing to listen, I drew near to hear what they said, for I was a brisk talker myself in matters of religion. But I have to say that I heard, but I didn’t understand, for they were far above, out of my reach. They spoke about a new birth, the work of God in their hearts… They said how God had visited their souls with His love in the Lord Jesus, and with what words and promises they had been refreshed, comforted and supported against the temptations of the devil… And it seemed to me they spoke as if joy did make them speak. They spoke with such pleasantness of biblical language, and with such obvious grace in all they said, that they were to me as if they had found a new world.” (Bunyan)
“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still” (E. M. Bounds).
Talk ye of all His wondrous works. (Psalm 105:2)