“Talk is cheap.” You’ve heard that before. What are words? Ink on paper; air waves moving from lips, tongue, and throat. Human talk is indeed often cheap and insubstantial. But when God speaks, there is power.
When God spoke at the beginning of time, matter erupted out of nothing. When God spoke, light shattered the darkness. When God spoke, the globe’s entire water system rearranged itself, vegetation exploded into existence, stars and solar systems leaped into the sky, and air and sea and land welcomed millions of animals. When God spoke, lifeless dirt became Adam and a rib became Eve.
When God the Son said from his cross, “It is finished,” sin, death, the grave, and Satan himself were finished. “‘Is not my word like fire,’ declares the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?’” (Jeremiah 23:29).
When God speaks to a human heart, his hammer breaks down walls of sin and his fire reignites saving faith in the one Savior. When you speak God’s words, therefore, his power comes out of your mouth. Really.
Pastor Mark Jeske has been bringing the Word of God to viewers of Time of Grace since the program began airing in late 2001. A Milwaukee native, Pastor Jeske has served as the senior pastor at St. Marcus, a multicultural congregation on Milwaukee’s near north side since 1980. In addition, he is the author of six books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics.
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