“Out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer,” —Judges 5:14. The governors and learned men of old were those who could write. This does not mean that they could just copy characters on paper. It means that they could convey ideas to others on paper.
In our day and age, sometimes called the “Information Age,” it is as important as ever to be able to express our thoughts and ideas well. This certainly includes the ability to write effectively. The pen has always been a mighty tool when used to record truth. The “written” Word of God has preserved His truths throughout the ages. A skilled pen is still an excellent vehicle by which to teach others, defend truth, and expose error.
Writing is also a wonderful medium to convey ideas in story form, such as a parable. We might share deep feelings through the writing of poems. Many people actually earn their living by writing. One thing is for sure: if you learn to write well, you will always have a skill that can serve both God and you.
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