MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
“As was Paul’s custom, he went to the synagogue service, and for three Sabbaths in a row
he used the Scriptures to reason with the people”
Acts 17:2 (NLT)
THE WORD: VOICE OF GOD
In June of 2013, news broadcasts across the country featured a little boy, named Grayson Clamp, doing something he had never done before. The three-year-old was born without the auditory nerves that carry sound to the brain. Attempts to restore his hearing with a cochlear implant were unsuccessful, so doctors at the University of North Carolina tried an experimental procedure to implant an auditory nerve directly into Grayson’s brain. This procedure proved successful, and millions of people enjoyed seeing the look of wonder and joy on the little boy’s face when he heard his father’s voice for the first time.
Can you imagine hearing your father’s voice for the first time? Mike began a new series on Sunday called “Voice of God.” Mike explained that God most often speaks through the Bible. In Acts 17, The Apostle Paul simply taught people the Bible and God spoke to their hearts. Paul did not depend upon human reasoning or sentimental emotionalism to win his hearers but on the Bible alone.
Even though the Bible was written thousands of years ago, God still speaks to us through His Word. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” The more you spend time in God’s Word, the more you will sense the timeliness of what you read and how God is speaking. Can you recall reading or hearing God’s Word and it was exactly what you needed to hear?
Praise God for giving you His Word so you can hear from Him. Ask God to give you the ability to hear what He is saying to you through the Bible.