Psalms 81:5 Profane Language

Psalms 81:5 (KJV)
This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

This is a shocking passage that I doubt we consider as much as we ought. The Bible says that God heard a language He did not understand when Israel was in Egypt.

God is omniscient. He knows everything. He knows the Egyptian language, even the ancient one. But it was foreign to Him; it was strange to Him in that it was not dedicated to Him.

  • They spoke of goals that God was not behind.
  • They spoke of gods that God knew to be idols.
  • They spoke of powers that they did not believe to be ordained of God.

Perhaps they spoke words that were profane, vulgar, and foul.

  • They spoke with cruelty and hatred concerning the people of God
  • They spoke of the domination
  • They spoke of the death of their children
  • They spoke of their destruction

God knew how to speak the language of the Egyptians. But He did not understand how they used it for such ungodly purposes.

Could it be that God has trouble understanding your language?

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Psalms 81:5 Profane Language

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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