I’m a writer, so I appreciate the power of words to move us emotionally, to encourage and uplift us, to convict and admonish us. Words can paint a picture in our minds. They can make us empathize with a range of experiences. Words can move us to action or stop us in our tracks. That power is just a shadow of the power in the words of our Creator. Everything we see and know exists because God spoke. Our redemption was made possible through His word. That power, the power of His words, sets Him apart from everything and everyone else.
God’s words create
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Psalm 33:6
God’s words guide
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21
God’s word accomplish
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
God’s words revive
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!’” Ezekiel 37:4
God’s words cleanse
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:3
God’s words sanctify
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:5
That’s just a start. But as I consider the words of God, I can’t help but go back to the early ones, “Let us make man in our image.” If I am made in His image, shouldn’t it follow that my words model His. My words can’t create out of nothing, but shouldn’t they be used to for His glory? My words can’t sanctify someone else exactly, but shouldn’t they set me apart as His? Shouldn’t my words revive and encourage? Shouldn’t my words be effective and not empty?
Ultimately, shouldn’t my words point others to the power in His words?