The Lord Spoke
Scripture: Job 38:1-40:5
Wow. Wow. Wow.
I am about as speechless as Job was. Can you hear the power in the words God spoke? The words took my breath away by the conclusion of verse one.
“Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind.” (Job 38:1)
Notice the word whirlwind. In chapter 37, Elihu used the word whirlwind to describe the voice of the Lord. A whirlwind is a violent, hurricane-like windstorm that causes an upheaval. Oh yes. The Lord brought about a commotion all right—a major disturbance that rocked Job and his friends.
Sometimes God speaks softly. Sometimes He speaks severely. Whether softly or severely, you can bet His words will blow into our lives and bring about change. His spoken word was powerful in the day of Job and His written Word is just as powerful today.
Here are a few scriptures about His Word. Oh, that these verses would cause to hunger for it.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
(*All verses are from the ESV)