Isaiah 55:11 – so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
God is comparing His word to rain and snow from verse 10 that can be used to provide seed to the sower and bread to eat. God’s word is the seed that we use to sow whenever we are reading, sharing with or praying for someone. God’s word is powerful and the Spirit will use the word to convict someone whether they are not a believer, need prayer for a situation or require correction. The word of God is living and provides fresh bread to the reader. When the word of God goes out, it shall not return void. God tells us His word will accomplish what He sent it.
This verse helps me think about the importance of being in the word and sharing scripture to help others. This means I must know the word and rely on the Spirit to lead me with the right seed to plant. Certainly our own testimony, experience and lifecan be a powerful witness. The word of God is unchanging truth that can build up, teach, correct and equip according to God’s purpose without fail. This is why we want to allow the Spirit guide us to point someone to God’s word so it is His word going out for His reason that will carry out His work. The word of God is the most powerful thing and so impactful when you share in comparison to just telling someone or thinking for yourself this is what you should do. If I don’t have the answer for a situation, I need to go to the word.
Thank you for the unchanging truth and power in your word. Let me be in your word and have the Spirit guide me with the right scripture that accomplishes your will.