For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; (Isaiah 55:10-11)
We talk to hear ourselves, to seem brighter or more important.
We talk to cover silence, to cover nervousness.
We talk to distract, to hide guilt.
So much of what we say is at best inconsequential.
God’s words are not that way.
They are intentional.
They are effectual.
They give life and sustain it.