Our Words and Actions—A Pebble in the Lake of Life

While bushwhacking off trail in the Mount Hood National Wilderness the other day, I stumbled onto this little no name lake that’s not even on the map—a pristine jewel in the vast wilderness! Almost no one comes here. The beauty of it caused me to pause and reflect on some of the deeper things of life.

Everything we do, say and think is as if we were dropping a pebble in the lake of life, in the sea of humanity; the ripples reach out and far and wide and touch many lives, affects many people, and can even affect the course of human history for good or bad in ways we don’t know. Ask yourself this: In  everything that I do, say and think, am I advancing the kingdom of Elohim or not? Am I glorifying Him and pointing people to Yeshua or not? A simple but serious question.

A little no name lake in the Mount Hood National Forest.

I’m naming this no nameLake Jared Lake after my youngest son with whom I was able to share this experience in Yehovah’s vast, untouched, pristine wilderness.

If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of Elohim. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which Elohim supplies, that in all things Elohim may be glorified through Yeshua the Messiah, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Pet 4:11)


Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of Elohim. (1 Cor 10:31)


And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks to Elohim the Father through Him. (Col 3:17)

Yehovah Elohim, help me to be salt and light in this world at all times in all ways! Amein.


2 thoughts on “Our Words and Actions—A Pebble in the Lake of Life

  1. What you have shared is the “positive” focus of this idea and a good one, indeed.

    Then there is the “negative” focus of it.

    “But I tell you that on the Day of Judgment, men will give account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” [Mat 12:36-37]

    Also, “There is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and nothing hidden that will not be made known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in private rooms will be proclaimed from the housetops.” [Luk 12:2-3]

    What an intensely foreboding thought! Even for the most upright ones!

    Here are my questions:

    What exactly is this saying, “you will be condemned”? What will be the exact nature of this condemnation? And also, how can that even be since Shaul says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Messiah Yeshua [Rom 8:1]”?

    • When Yeshua is talking about “men,” is he talking about people in general, or the saints? I think the former. When Paul mentions “you” in Rom 8:1 he is talking to the saints who are under the blood of Yeshua.

      I take great comfort in the words of Yeshua in John 3:18 where he says that those who believe in him have passed from condemnation, while those who don’t will be condemned (see also John 5:24–30, which says the same thing).

      If we’re “saved” and have spoken evil words, then we’d better repent and get our sinful words under the blood of Yeshua, so that we don’t have any unrepented condemnable words hanging out there that are against us on judgment day.

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