The Word of God
creates: “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:3). “For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Ps. 33:9).
controls: “He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down his hail like pebbles.… He sends his word and melts them” (Ps. 147:15–18).
convicts: “Let the one who has my word speak it faithfully …” declares the Lord. “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” (Jer. 23:28–29).
performs his purposes: “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth … so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isa. 55:10–11).
overrides human weakness: While in prison the apostle Paul rejoiced that when others preach the Word with “false motives or true,” the work of God still moves forward (Phil. 1:18).
Bryan Chapell – Christ Center Preaching