The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders,
The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful,
The voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. Psalms 29
The voice of God is a communication from God to human beings, heard by humans as a sound with no apparent physical source.
As God cares enough to call us from the brink, God’s voice sounds into our lives, letting us know through grace and judgment that God cares about us.
The Lord constantly speaks to us and gives us His direction. It’s never the Lord who is not speaking, but it’s us who are not hearing. To hear God’s voice we must belong to God. Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me”.
Those who hear God’s voice are those who belong to Him—those who have been saved by His grace through faith in the Lord Jesus. These are the sheep who hear and recognize His voice, because they know Him as their Shepherd. If we are to recognize God’s voice, we must belong to Him.
While God could speak audibly to people today, He speaks primarily through His written Word. Sometimes God’s leading can come through the Holy Spirit, through our consciences, through circumstances, and through the exhortations of other people. By comparing what we hear to the truth of Scripture, we can learn to recognize God’s voice.
Title: The Voice of God (WAFBEC 2023)
– Apostle Joshua Selman