16th March 2011

God Speaks To Us

“For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.”
Job 33:14 (NLT)

We cannot know God unless He speaks and tells us about himself. We believe God speaks through the Bible and that means through his prophets and apostles and the words of his Son. Hundreds of times in the Old Testament alone there are phrases such as “God spoke to…” Probably one of the most well known is when he spoke to the young Samuel (1Samuel 3:4, 6 and 8).

God is still speaking to us through His Word. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” God’s Word is like a torch that stops our falling and going astray.

God speaks to us through His creation. Psalm 19:1 declares that “The heavens proclaim the glory of God.” We, particularly at this time in history, have the opportunity to see the intricacies of creation through the technology available today. The vastness of the sky through telescopes as well as the wonders of the sea beneath the waves. Through television people can see all parts of the earth, the beautiful landscapes and the huge variety of creatures and plants that live on earth.

“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” says Psalm 12:6 (KJV). Wherever people are gathered together in his name, God speaks to those who trust in his Word.

Proverbs 25:11 (KJV) tells us his word “is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Let’s value them and listen carefully to what God is saying, “for he speaks peace to his faithful people…” (Psalm 85:8).

A speaking God calls for us to be a listening people and that means we are to listen and remember and do what he says. James says it in chapter 1, verse 22—“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”

Prayer
Thank you, Father, so much for your Word, the Bible, through which you talk to us. Please help us to listen to everything you say and do what you tell us, remembering always that you will never leave us.
Amen

Study by Jill Newman 

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