By Linda Condolora
Communication - what every relationship is based on; what
every relationship needs in order to survive. Do you ever feel
distant from God? Do you ever feel like God just isn’t there? If so,
maybe there has been a communication breakdown.
I know this, God wants to communicate with us - He has proven
it throughout history. In fact, it is so important to God, that He
has given us His Word, the Bible, so that we can always hear His
voice. Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 that “... all scripture is
God breathed ...” That’s great, you say, but what does that really
mean? Let’s take a little trip through the history of God’s
relationship with man to find out.
In Exodus 31, God meets with Moses on Mount Sinai for a very
important reason. He wishes to make a covenant with His
people. In verse 18 scripture tells us, When the LORD finished
speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets
of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of
God. God wrote His words on those tablets of stone with His own
finger. When Moses went back down the mountain, he found the
Israelites worshiping a new god they had fashioned out of gold, a
golden calf. Moses was so angry that he threw the tablets down
and they broke to pieces. Those tablets, the ones God wrote on
Himself, both front and back, were now just a pile of stones. In
Exodus 34, God tells Moses to chisel out two new stone tablets
and bring them to the top of the mountain so He can once again
write His own words on them, in His own hand. Notice how
important it is to God that the people have His Word and that we,
today, know that He wrote the covenant Himself. Scripture was
very clear about who was doing the writing - there can be no
The writing of the ten commandments took place about 1440
B.C. Fast forward about 800 years to 605 B.C. In Jeremiah 36:1-
2, God once again is making the writing of His words a priority.
He tells Jeremiah to get a scroll and write down everything He
has told him about Israel, Judah and all the nations. In 800
years, God’s desire to communicate with His people through the
written word has not changed. Jeremiah was a prophet of God
and 2 Peter 1:20-21 confirms that God’s people understood that
the scriptures they had were the words of God. Again, God wants
to make it clear that these words are not words written by mere
mortals, but by the creator Himself.
Continuing on our trek, we jump forward about 700 years to
around 95 A.D. John tells us in Revelation 14:13, Then I heard a
voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in
the Lord from now on.” Again, God is instructing one of His
people to write down His words. God is the same, yesterday,
today, and tomorrow. God has never changed. He still wants His
people to know that His words were written for them, by the
finger of God and then the Spirit of God, through men of His
choosing. All scripture is truly God-breathed!
Does God want to communicate with you? Absolutely. He made
it a priority to have His words written down so that you can hear
His voice anytime you open His word, the Bible. Do you feel
distant from God? Do you wonder if He really cares about you?
Stop wondering. Open your Bible and let God tell you, in His own
words, how much He truly cares.