The written word has influenced and inspired thousands, millions, and even nations. Some writers have been able to control and influence the thinking of millions throughout history. A few men wrote the Constitution of the United States, and it has guided America for over two hundred years. The theories, thoughts, and writings of Darwin and Einstein have affected the power and thinking of the world. The writings of Poe, Browning, Twain, Helen Rice, and Shakespeare have inspired multitudes for many generations. The music of John Newton, Fanny Crosby, and George Shea continue to inspire countless millions. Both cults and religions have used their written words to present new beliefs, and sway millions. Charles Spurgeon, Oswald Chambers, John R. Rice, Oliver Green, and J. Vernon McGee are now in Heaven but their written words continue to preach. Judson in Burma, Livingstone in Africa, Taylor in China, Elliot in Ecuador, and Vernon Miller in Peru are now in Heaven, but their works follow them (Rev. 14:13). Spoken words refrain, but written words remain.
Forty men, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote one inspired powerful book that has continued to change lives for over two-thousand years. The written word has proven to be more powerful than nations, governments, kings, and queens. The pen is mightier than the sword, but unwritten words are never read! Unsown seeds reap no harvest. Unspoken words give no comfort. Unwritten songs are unsung. Unsent cards are unread. Unwritten poems inspire no one. Ungiven gifts are unknown. Unpreached messages remain unheard. Unasked prayers are unanswered (James 4:2). The greatest enemy of prayer is silence. Good intentions remain idle. Ungiven tracts are useless. Unexpressed love is unfelt. A Scotsman said, “Better felt than telt.” You accountable for things done, and also for things left undone (Rom. 14:12). The Lord says, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matt. 25:21). Unfinished tasks are unrewarded. Rewards for dones – Regrets for undones (Rom. 14:12). Unfinished is unfulfilled. As Jesus (John 17:4), and Paul (2 Tim. 4:7)finish it! As Joshua leave nothing undone (Joshua 11:15). Do what you can with what you hath to help those who hath not (2 Cor. 8:12). Compassion makes a difference (Jude 22).
Southern saying, “Do your giving while you are a living, so you will be a knowing, where it is a going! Heed to that one in need? (1 John 3:17). Do it! (Phil. 4:9). Undo your undones and you will be glad you did, so will others, and so will the Lord (Matt. 25:40). Remember,“Unwritten words are never read.”