Why you must write (written words stay when we are gone)

Why you must write (written words stay when we are gone)

Writing comprises the words that express the thoughts of the author.  Let’s get our que of the character of words from the Word of God.  There is a couple of things that the Bible says about the character of the Word of God.

LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.  

(Psalm 119:89)

But the word of the Lord endures for ever…

(1 Peter 1:25)

The Word of God is forever settled in heaven.  It’s not settled for many years or for along time but forever.  This is the nature of the Words of the eternal one, our heavenly Father.  Peter writes and says the same thing in a different way.  The Word of the Lord endures forever.  What the Bible says about the Word of God can be extrapolated to provide insight about written words in general.

Written words have lasting power.

This can be seen in several ways.

Words remain on paper when:

  1. They disappear from your mind: the most important person I write for is me.  To keep a revisit-able record of all the valuable thoughts I have the opportunity to conceive.

  2. You are gone: We are not here forever. Our written words can stay behind when we exit. 

  3. Your memory disappears from peoples’ minds: when we are gone, people may remember us for a while, depending on the size of our impact…..but they’ll eventually forget us.  When they have forgotten us they may still remember our written words.  Many people quote great ideas to create change, even when they have forgotten who spoke them.

Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.  (2 Peter 1:15)

Peter knew he was about to bow out of this world and die.  After a life of ministry, he was concerned about how the people would fare after he was gone.

He wrote to them and told them that he would endeavour (apply a concerted effort) to ensure that after he has died, the people would remember the things he taught them.

I’m convinced that writing was the chief method of this goal.