God Speaks through Ordinary People

The Word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah… (Micah 1:1, NIV)

Who is Micah? What education does he have? What does he understand of the complexity of city life, or business, or international politics? What does he know about the psychological roots of dysfunction in the family? What does this country bumpkin think he has to say to the nation?

There is only one answer. This man has been given the Word of God. That Word brings life. That Word is a living seed that can change the heart of a king. It can change the way a man does business, and it can change the experience of a dysfunctional family.

It is the Word of the living God who can bring a great revival from the worst disaster, raise a great son from the worst father, and can give a great ministry to the most ordinary believer. This is a God worth knowing.

Micah isn’t around today. Nor is Isaiah or Jeremiah or Amos or Hosea. But the Word of God is here today – and you know who has it? We do! We have God’s Word in the Bible.

God speaks today through ordinary people who know his Word and who will be faithful in bringing it to others. We’re learning this Word, so that we may be changed by it, and then bring this Word to others so that they can experience a close encounter with the living God.

God wants to use us to bring his Word to others so that they can experience a close encounter with living God. Who is God calling you to speak with today?

God speaks

Colin Smith (@PastorColinS) is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.

Date Posted: Mar 6th, 2017