Have you ever stopped to think about those sounds we make thousands of times a day, sounds to communicate, sounds laced with symbolism? What is a word… really? At the most basic level, words are symbols for ideas. We use a word to illicit an idea in someone else. When my wife asks me to pick up milk at the store, she says “milk” and I understand what she means. But the word for milk is different in every language, so the english word and the object are not a necessary link. I suppose she could say "우유 주세요," and if I spoke Korean I would still show up with milk. Yet when we begin communicating beyond the basics, there is always a risk of misunderstanding, because we almost always filter what we say and what we hear, through our emotions, past hurts, and ongoing struggles.
So when God speaks to us using words, words through which to know him, he left nothing up to subjective interpretation. The Word of God is not just a sound linked to an idea, the Word of God is a person… Jesus! Why does this matter to us today? Well, listen and find out!
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