God has Revealed Himself Using Words

God has Revealed Himself Using Words

Consider this. Is it possible to have an idea which you want to express to another without using words? When you visit your doctor after he examines you and runs those tests, he/she decides what medicines you need. How does he convey this to you? When he gives you a prescription, the pharmacist reads it, goes to his shelf and reads words on the labels of the larger bottles there. How do you respond? It all has to do with words conveying the ideas of one person to another. Our world is built around words.

Words Revealed

Words revealed God’s Will to man.

Here’s another illustration. Suppose I wanted to tell you of a dream I had. It was about a large elephant. It was a pink elephant covered with purple polka dots. This elephant was riding a unicycle going the wrong way on a busy interstate. You hear my words, and my dream has been given to you. Can there be any idea which is not expressed in words?

The will of God is revealed in words. There are some who think that God gives us vague thoughts, and then allows us to individually create our own concepts of what God might want us to do. God has spoken to us, first through prophets and finally through His son (Heb. 1:1-2). Read the Bible and one truth becomes so obvious. God has given us far more than just giving us His Word in vague thoughts—He has given us His words. The words of the Bible convey the mind of God. It is like the doctor’s words and the pink elephant dream. The will of God is found in the very words He has given us.

When God revealed His will to us, he “bypassed” the concept that human wisdom is involved in letting us know His will. Paul described this vital truth as he wrote to the church at Corinth about the process by which God has made known His eternal plan. “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God…that we might know all things, yes, the deep things of God…These things we  also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Cor. 2:10-13).

Read these words carefully again and focus on the word “also.” God has revealed, and we also speak in words given by God. Because these words (not just word) were first given to Paul, who also gives us the same words, we can know even the deep things of God.

Words convey ideas. When God chose to reveal Himself to us, He selected every word. The Bible contains the very words God selected so that we can freely know His will.

Remember my dream? What was that elephant riding? Read my words to understand my dream. My words give you my dream. His words give you His will.

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