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Friday, March 7, 2014

The True Power of the Word

Look at Jeremiah 5:14 (if you are new here if you hover your mouse over the verse you should be able to read it or click it and it will take you to an online Bible – that will also work if you are not new here).  In Jeremiah 1:9, God tells Jeremiah that He put His words in Jeremiah’s mouth.  Here God tells Jeremiah how He intends to use the words Jeremiah speaks.  He will consume Judah with His word through Jeremiah.
How do you respond when you share the Bible and nothing happens?  Thoughts at DTTB.
Isaiah 55:10 – 11 also tells us that God Word does what He desires.  Hebrews 4:12 – 13 tells us that His Word pierces.  God is in control of the impact of His Word.

As leaders we are told to handle the Word accurately, 2 Timothy 2:15.  We are held responsible to do just that.  The leaders of Judah did not even share the Word.  They shared their own dreams.  They were held accountable for that.

All of this conspires to tell us that while we are responsible to share God’s Word, to handle it accurately, we are not responsible or in control of the results.  God is.  I have seen those who have shared the Word and shared it well disappointed in the response of those who heard.  Wrong reaction.  We have no control over the response of those with whom we share the Word, including our kids.  It is our responsibility to share it, it is God’s prerogative as to how He uses it in other’s lives.

It is best not to get that confused.

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