The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.
So far in this series, we’ve sought to establish the existence of God’s desire for communication and interaction with His children. In Scripture we find a number of direct examples to support our claim such as the following:
· God conversed with Adam and Eve in the first garden (Genesis 2-3);
· He conversed with Moses from the theophanic setting of a burning bush (Exodus 3);
· He told Abraham that He would increase him into great nation, give him a great name and a biological son (Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 17:1-21);
· He spoke to John the Baptist as well as the apostles Peter, James and John concerning His Son, Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:16-17and Matthew 17:1-5, respectively); and
· On his way to Damascus, then-Saul-turned-Apostle Paul heard His voice at the time of his conversion (Acts 9:3-6).
To put it simply, then, we know that God speaks. The reality is that God, being God, has any number
of methods at His disposal through which He may choose to speak to His children. I mean, for crying
out loud; He put words into a donkey’s mouth on at least one occasion (Numbers 22:21-41). (You’ve
got to see this one.)
In preparation for Part 2 of this segment – which will be posted tomorrow and deals with some other examples of hearing God speak – please take a few minutes today to read through some of the passages of Scripture listed here in Part 1. Conclude by reflecting on the following questions before documenting your PRAYER conversation for today in light of your responses:
Does God speak to you and me today? Explain your reasoning.
If God were to speak to believers today, how might we be sure of His voice?
Please see Day 1 of the series for suggested content regarding the PRAYER conversation associated with this series.
Praise and Thanksgiving:
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