Adapted from the writings of Joseph Parker, D.D
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
THIS is not the only verse in the text in which the word “dumb” occurs…
The psalmist says in the second verse, “I was dumb with silence” –dumb with dumbness– “while the wicked is before me.” There are some men before whom you cannot speak; you are conscious that you are wasting yourselves in speaking in their dull hearing.
“My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned; then spake I with my tongue.” Dumbness and speech are two aspects of the same experience. Let us tarry awhile with this poor soul; he will speak music. We must let him go at his own pace. We cannot remake the man; we must accept him as God has made him.
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