The Bible reveals that God talked to the prophets, apostles and many individuals. He spoke to people in various situations. In the Old Testament we often read,
‘…and the word of the Lord came to….’
- God spoke to Adam,
“And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are….'” Genesis 3:9
“But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?'” Genesis 2:16
- God spoke to Abraham,
“The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people….'” Genesis 12:1
- God spoke to Moses,
“God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!'” Exodus 3:4
- God spoke to David, Zechariah, Jonah, Paul, Peter and others.
Personally I would like the same privilege to say, ‘The word of the Lord came to me;’ that God spoke to me personally. Why it matters to me is because of how I grew up. Favoritism was a sensitive subject. Fortunately God is fair and has no favorites. He explains, through Jesus’ words to the Sadducees, that He speaks to us,
‘But about the resurrection of the dead – did you not read what God said to you…?’ Matthew 22:31
That is the clue. God speaks to me/us in His Word. When I read the Bible it is the same as sitting with God who tells me His will and plans for my life. He gave the Holy Spirit to help anyone who listens to Him while He speaks through His Word. We can even take part in two way conversation with God when we pray. Wow, what a privilege!
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