God Speaks Through Audible Words

God Speaks Through Audible Words

God can speak to us in spoken words, just as he did in the Bible. Consider God’s affirmation of Jesus at his baptism and later at the transfiguration. God also spoke to Saul (Paul) at his conversion.

In a less happy moment, God had a conversation with Adam and Eve, as he gave them their punishment for sinning. Many centuries later God verbally proclaimed his sentence against Nebuchadnezzar, just as Daniel predicted.

God often spoke to Moses, such as on the mountain and through the burning bush. In many other instances God spoke to his people through angels, acting as his emissaries.

Last, consider Isaiah’s prophecy that, in the future, God would cause the people to hear his voice. This is the most encouraging example of all, showing us that what happened in the Bible will also happen in the future.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

2 Comments

  • Roxanne Fawley Posted January 30, 2014 8:41 am

    I think His sheep know His voice.

    • Peter DeHaan Posted January 30, 2014 10:32 am

      Yes, indeed! Thanks for the reminder of this truth.

      (Look for more posts on the subject over the next three Thursdays.)

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