Voice of God

This morning I read the account of Jesus' arrest in John 18:1-9. I always marvel at what happened to the Roman soldiers and Temple guards when they heard the voice of Jesus.

Jesus asked them, "Whom are you looking for?" "Jesus of Nazareth," they reply. "I am He," Jesus said, and they drew back and fell to the ground! Wow!

What a scene that must have been! What must have gone through their heads as they were falling to the ground? Did they have any doubt in what they were doing? Did any of them begin to believe Jesus was who He said He was?

It makes me think...how do we react to the voice of God? Does it knock us over? Does it move us to action?

May we hear the voice of God and do more than just be knocked over by it, but may we hear, accept, and respond.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1:22-24


muzik316 said...

The voice of God. I think of Elijah. God's voice was not in anything but the silence. We fill our minds with noise, with things that draw us away from God. Yet Elijah, like these solders heard God's voice. if I was in any of their shoes I would tremble.

Steve said...

Well said Bryan. I wonder if we recognize that we have been knocked over...we are so arrogant to think that we are more sophisticated than these men...

Great thoughts...It is cool to be reminded of the power of Jesus at the moment most people think he was at his weakest...

Brian Eberly said...

I agree with your thoughts on silence Dan. See my thoughts on silence at

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