Special Guest: Mark Hewitt

28 January 2024

Speaker: Mark Hewitt

Bible Passage: Isaiah 55:11


“Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of My mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” (Isaiah 55:10-11)

O what a great picture of the effect of God’s Word! Picture the rain and the snow coming down from heaven to water the earth and the fruit that it brings. It sprouts seed to the sower, bread to the eater. The bread we put in our mouth is a result of the rain God brings from heaven.

And then God says, “This is the way My Word works. It goes out from My mouth, and it doesn’t come back to me empty. It accomplishes a fruitful purpose. And it succeeds in the thing for which I sent it.” What language. “My Word has power to accomplish My purposes,” God says. “My Word will prove successful.”

This morning, at noontime, tonight, all day long, mediate on His word. Chew on it. Let it sink in. Proclaim it. As we speak God’s Word, it has power to accomplish the purposes of God in people’s lives and in the world around us. O what a difference He makes! (adapted from David Platt)