God’s Words In a Human’s Mouth

In Jeremiah 1:9, God clearly says that He will put His very own words in the mouth of a human, that this human will be a spokesman for the God of the universe, the Creator of all.

“Then the Lord put out His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
‘Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.'”
I love reading and seeing verses throughout the Scriptures that point to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Christ’s command to declare His glory to the nations, and the authority of Scripture. God’s words, Jeremiah’s mouth. Jeremiah is just a regular person, a young man even (Jeremiah 1:6, 7), and yet the sovereign God of everything decides to use this ordinary guy in a supernatural way. God can choose to give us understanding and to speak to us any way He chooses, and yet the primary way He does that is through mere humans like you and I. The very same God who’s words are so powerful that He spoke the Heavens and Earth into being (Genesis 1), also speaks His powerful words into us, to love, instruct, and work through us.
Here’s a brief article by John Piper that I have greatly enjoyed since he posted it: “The Morning I Heard the Voice of God”
The Lord has used this post in a very powerful way in my life to give me greater understanding of the truth that when we read Scripture, it is the very Words of God being spoken to me. I pray the Lord would help me, and you, to recognize that and understand that more deeply.
“…we ourselves (Peter and the others) heard this very voice borne from Heaven, for we were with Him on the holy mountain. And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
2 Peter 1:18-21
“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.”
Hebrews 1:1-2

About Aaron Golby

Christian. Husband to Katherine.
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