Think back to when you were at school: there was always that one teacher with such a commanding voice, wasn’t there?
Perhaps it was the principal,
maybe an experienced classroom warrior who had been stalking the corridors for decades,
maybe a P.E. teacher who could be heard in the next town,
or a home economics teacher who could cook food by shouting at it.
Whoever it was, there was someone in the school with such a powerful voice that when you heard it you straightened up, fixed your tie, and walked with your head down.
Grab your Bible (or open your Bible app, although this will work better with a paper Bible, trust me), and turn to page 1: Genesis 1, the creation account.
Take a pen or a highlighter and underline or highlight the start of vv.3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, and 26.
What do we see?
God said…God said…
The power of the voice of God is immeasurable, incomprehensible, and incomparable.
God speaks and it happens.
“Let there be an expanse…”
“Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place…”
“Let the land produce vegetation…”
What power is in the voice of God!
Consitent with the trinitarian nature of our God – three in one – this amazing, awe-inspiring power of voice is also seen in Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jesus calls people to life, literally, with His voice in John 5.25 and 11.43. The Holy Spirit brings forth knowledge to our minds and mouths that was previously unknown when it is needed most in Matthew 10.19-20.
Today then, listen for the voice of God. Our God is active and involved in His creation. Listen for the voice of God, of the Lord Jesus, of the Holy Spirit. Then, like a model student at school, pay attention and put it into action!