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Proverbs 1:20 NASB

By June 1, 2020No Comments

“Wisdom shouts in the street, she lifts her voice in the square.” Proverbs 1:20 NASB

I have always loved the image of God speaking with “a still small voice.” Just seems kind of mystical and fantasy-like, and who doesn’t love a good mystical, fantasy story?  There is only one place in the Bible where we are told that God spoke in “a still small voice” or “a gentle whisper.” It seems to have been to make the point with Elijah that God’s words and deeds are not always accompanied by great fanfare but can be done through a variety of means. We are also told throughout Scripture that He is not limited to one way of communicating with us. “He is said to communicate through a whirlwind (Job 38:1), to announce His presence by an earthquake (Exodus 19:18), and to speak in a voice that sounds like thunder (1 Samuel 2:10; Job 37:2; Psalm 104:7; John 12:29). In Psalm 77:18 His voice is compared to both thunder and a whirlwind. And in Revelation 4:5, we’re told that lightning and thunder proceed from the throne in heaven. Nor is God limited to natural phenomena when He speaks. All through Scripture, He speaks through His prophets over and over. The common thread in all the prophets is the phrase, “Thus says the Lord.” He speaks through the writers of Scripture. Most graciously, however, He speaks through His Son, the Lord Jesus.” ( Today, I believe He is shouting to get our attention, but through whatever means He is using in your life, listen and respond. #BeTheEdge


“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son…” Heb. 1:1-2a

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