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Speaking the Truth (Psalm 119:43)

And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I wait for Your ordinances.
Psalm 119:43

Is it possible for a person who truly believes in God’s word to keep silent concerning it? The psalmist sees a direct link between waiting for God’s word and speaking it. It would be a great personal tragedy if he was not able to declare God’s truth.

In the midst of much opposition, Peter and John said they could not stop speaking about what God had revealed to them.

“…for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Acts 4:20

“And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence…”
Acts 4:29

Sadly, many Christians today have a difficult time speaking at all about the great truths of God’s word. And we typically face little opposition.

Paul requested prayer that he would speak with boldness the mystery of the gospel.

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Ephesians 6:18–20

Let’s pray for one another that we would also speak boldly as we ought to speak.


Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58