Lego – a construction toy consisting of interlocking plastic building blocks.
I find it interesting that the word Lego comes from a Danish word meaning ‘I put together and I build.’
My grandkids love Legos, they love to build things with their hands. And with Legos, the sky is the limit! If they can imagine it, they can build it.
I am reminded of a scripture in the Bible that talked about the sky being the limit, or as God put it…nothing shall be impossible to them.
This scripture is found in Genesis 11:6 and it says; And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
You may recall the story of the tower of Babel, God looked down and saw the people were in such unity, they were all saying the same thing. God knew if this continued, they could build anything they imagined and said they could build, so He confused their language.
I don’t know about you, but this story has always intrigued me. God, Himself, knew if they continued saying the same things together that they would be able to build what was in their heart, or what they imagined. He had to confuse their language because what was in their heart was not good.
This was they story that came to mind this morning as I was studying something Jesus said.
I was reading Matthew 6:25-31 which says; Therefore, I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore, take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed?
As I read this scripture, the Lord led me to a word study. I first studied the word ‘take.’ It is participle passive taken. This word seems to be allied to think, for we say, I think a thing to be so, or I take.
Wow! Take is directly related to our thought life, not only in the Bible, but in the Webster’s dictionary as well!
I dug a little deeper to the meaning of take to find it meant to receive what is offered and to lay hold of; to get into one’s power for keeping.
Keeping in mind, take is a passive word. We cannot afford to be passive in our thought life. If we passively allow ungodly thoughts to remain in our mind or our thoughts, they WILL produce something.
The word ‘thought’ in Matthew 6 means to be anxious and to be troubled with care. It also comes from a root word that means distraction. That is what the thoughts the enemy sends are really all about. They are meant to distract you from your purpose and distract you from your promise. Do not allow thoughts of the enemy to distract you.
As I continued studying the words in this scripture, the word that caught me off guard was the word ‘saying.’ Most of us understand what the word means, but did you know it comes from a root word, LEGO? It does! This word means to speak, to affirm, to command and to direct.
At the beginning of this writing, I wrote the word Lego means I put together and I build.
Oh, my word! I hope you are getting this. Matthew 6 tells us to take NO thought. In other words, take no worries. But how do we do that? How do we TAKE a thought? How do we give the thoughts the enemy puts in our minds enough power to come to pass? By speaking them out of our mouth. By saying them.
Let’s read this scripture, at least this portion of it and meditate on it for a moment…take NO thought…saying. We take a thought by saying it.
If thoughts remain thoughts, they have no power at all, it is when we speak them out of our mouth that WE begin to build things with our word, WE do, not the thoughts, not the enemy, WE build things with our words.
This is the reason for 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
We must cast down the thoughts, while they are still thoughts, because once they begin coming out of our mouth, they have power. Power we alone have given them. We have taken them as our possession and have begun to build something with them. Don’t do that!
The enemy is going to bring thoughts, negative thoughts to our mind. It is his job to try to overwhelm us with negative thoughts, things we think we need to worry about. However, we do not have to lay hold of those thoughts, we can cast them down while they are still thoughts. They do not have to become our possession, that is up to us alone. They do not become our possession unless we begin speaking them out of our mouth.
Philippians 4:8 says; Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.
I just love the way the Amplified Bible says it; Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things, center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart.
It is a truth that we are all building something. Something that begins in our thoughts and comes out of our mouth. The only question is; what are you building? Are you building on those negative, fearful thoughts the enemy is putting in your mind?
Or are you building something honorable, worthy of respect, confirmed by God’s word? Are you building something pure and wholesome, something that brings peace? Are you building something admirable and of good repute?
Friends, watch your thought life, cast down every thought that is not of God. Watch carefully what is coming out of your mouth, for you are surely building something…make sure that something is worthy of praise, make sure that something is something YOU WANT to build.
Prayer for Today: Father, I thank you for this word today. Put a guard over my mouth today and help me cast down every thought that is not of you. I will not lay hold of any negative thoughts by allowing them to come out of my mouth. I say what you say and nothing else, in Jesus name. Amen.