“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, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”
I know you’ve dealt with this in life before. You may be dealing with it now.
Wouldn’t it be nice if God spoke to us through writings in the sky or directly to us like He did with the prophets? It would certainly make our decisions easier, right? Life can be complicated and messy. And the decisions we make can often make a significant impact in our lives and in the lives of others. And the choices we make shouldn’t be taken lightly.
When Israel faced challenging circumstances, God often spoke to them and gave them direction through the prophets. He used the messengers of God to be His mouthpiece to communicate His instruction for their lives. But the writer of Hebrews tells us that God spoke to them only in part. The Greek text for “at many times and in various ways” indicates that God’s previous revelation was only partial in comparison to His final and complete revelation to us through His Son! No longer do we have to wonder if God will or will not speak to us through a prophet, because He has directly given each of us His Word in completeness. The fullness of the revelation of God is given to us in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is far better than speaking to us through the prophets and in any other way. We have the inspired Word of God right in front of us. His Word is actually more clear than even writing in the sky!
So when you’re faced with decisions to make, what to do, or which way to go, head to God’s Word. Don’t look for signs or writings in the sky. God has given us everything we need in life for salvation, godliness, and righteousness and has spoken His clear instruction for our lives through His Word. Now, that doesn’t mean He gives us the name of our future spouse or step-by-step instructions for what to say in an interview. But I can tell you this: for every heart issue we have, God has communicated clearly through His Son and His Word. He also gives us the Holy Spirit to help us make those decisions that would most honor and glorify Him. How awesome is that! All it takes is to open the Book and prayerfully meditate on what God has given to us in and through Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who is the exact representation of God in fullness.
Use the HEAR method (see below) as you spend time with today’s passage and consider the following questions:
- What decisions are you faced with? Are you at end of your rope and don’t know where to turn?
- Are you unsure what God wants from you? How does God’s Word speak to that? I promise you the solution to every heart issue you deal with is in The Word of God.
Explain – what does the passage mean?
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today?
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?