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“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth; it will not return to me empty, but will achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11. NIV.
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You might quote this verse in a prayer meeting or for some outreach, or you give someone a gospel tract and say to yourselves, “God's word will not return empty.”
Though it is a promise you can claim you must beware of thinking it justifies our own agenda. This verse should challenge us to read the Bible daily and thoughtfully. We need to get God’s Word in our heart and mind. We need the positive change it brings in our own lives. The word of God is not to be a tool to nag someone to our fussy way of thinking, but the Word of God is to turn us to God’s way of thinking.
Rain has an effect, it will soak into the soil at least a little, and rain on seed will bud and offer the potential of a harvest. The Word of God has and effect too. To thoughtfully read the Bible is better than any college course, or mantra, or rosary, it is better than therapy and counselors. It will change our lives, convincing us of sin and the need for renewal. God’s word reveals the truth about the reader and the truth about the Son of God. The Bible WILL bring change in you. It will make you a better person; (it may first make you miserable about your wrongdoing so you will stop doing wrong). God’s word offers forgiveness, joy, the ability to love, it causes us to be hopeful, and empowers us to do good to others.
It is wise to be in harmony with the purposes of God. He has a purpose for His Word and a purpose for you; neither will be accomplished without the other. Whatever specific purpose God has for your life you need to be immersed in the Scriptures to prepare for it.
The word “Purpose” can mean agenda. God's agenda for the Bible is not so you can use it to change another person but for God to use the Bible to change you. Every time you read the Bible you may experience afresh His purpose.
IT WILL NOT
God says it wit emphasis. like a guarantee and a warning. One thing you need never doubt is that God's Word will not come back empty handed.
Let us read the scriptures often, for our own sake, and find its purpose for to us today.
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