Saturday, June 28, 2008

Proclaim the Word

"'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.' This is the LORD's declaration. 'For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For just as rain and snow fall from heaven, and do not return there without saturating the earth, and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it to do.'"--Isaiah 55:8-11

I'm not quite sure why some avoid teaching the Word to young people. I understand many have cute sayings with biblical allusions, but why do we ignore diving into the Word? Are we afraid they will be bored? Are we concerned that we are not educated enough? Are we simply ignorant of the Word ourselves? If God's Word will accomplish what it was created to do (Isaiah 55:8-11) why would we not proclaim it?



Jeremy said...

Do we have the free will to proclaim it our was it predestined that all God's children should proclaim it?


Chad said...

The great paradox of Christianity--God is sovereign and in control of everything, but we are completely responsible for our actions. So, do we have the freewill to proclaim or are we predestined? Well...yes!


John van der Veen said...

Proclaim Christ is ALL means that we are also stating that we are nothing. Many people have a problem with this "I am nothing" language. Most are wanting to believe in a God who is impressed with man.

"Who is man that He is mindful of us?"

You are onto something here friend. Keep running after the "Author and Perfecter" of your faith.