The communication business strives for clarity.
Committees ensure words express the specific meaning of the message. You’d recognize the branding ideas of many corporations because their three-word phrases bring them instantly to mind:
“Eat Mor Chikin.”
“Fun Family Entertainment”
“Just Do It.”
Common talking skills lack the clarity these companies apply to get these exacting standards.
There have been times when I asked for the pepper but received the salt. In my mind, I had made a simple request. Not so on the other end. Do you suppose we could get the straight scoop from the corporate executive officer rather than from the janitor? In the case of the above companies, they make sure you get the same answer from anyone associated with them.
In the Old Testament, only prophets heard from God. The Hebrew people depended upon them to verbalize what God said. Abram started it, Moses built on it, and Jesus finished it. No matter how often the Jews brought sacrifices to atone for their sins, the priests made the act complete in the tabernacle where those burnt offerings were made.
When Christ was crucified, the temple veil tore in two. The Holy of Holies no longer remained sacrosanct. The priests’ hold over the Hebrew people vanished, and Jesus foreshadowed the event when he stated, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus created the way for everyone to communicate with God. We now have the telegraph to get the Word straight from the CEO. God really is better than any committee. No higher authority on what we need to hear exists than the words given by God.
If you’re having trouble understanding anything in this life, get to the CEO. He sent His Son for the express purpose of making the Word fully comprehensible by everyone.
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Warren Johnson self-published a novel years ago and works at bringing the sequel up to industry standards. He lives with his wife of forty six years, Barbara, in northwestern South Carolina. He fathered three kids and loves the ten-child descendants they bring to the table. Motorcycling and radio control airplanes use up some retirement time.