God’s Word in Every Season
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth the bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and It shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. [Isaiah 55:10-11]
When I think of seasons I think of Ecclesiastes 3: “To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to break down and a time to build up…” and then off we go for another several verses.
What Solomon identified was seasons of life; and then in the “conclusion of the matter” he noted that life without God is vanity, empty, a chasing after the wind.
For the child of God, God’s word must be digested in every season. There are so many scriptures on the imperatives of God’s word. Here are a few of my favorites.
2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Hebrews 4:12-13: For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And yes, Isaiah 55:10-11 above, which we will be discussing this morning. God’s word shall not return void, but it shall accomplish what He pleases in our lives, in every season, to prosper us, if we would simply read it, take it in, and walk in it.
We are going to take a one week break from our expository study of the New Testament and apply Isaiah 55:8-13 and see if we are truly allowing God’s word to permeate in the seasons of our own lives. We will see from Isaiah’s prophecy that it is imperative that we do.
Next Sunday we’ll start 1 Peter.