OBEYING JESUS' VOICE
Updated: Apr 6, 2022
Mark 4:39 "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."
The disciples did not possess the power to calm the troubled sea. Of themselves, they could only fight the losing battle with the storm. However, Jesus, who, at Creation said, "Let there be light and there was light", possesses the ultimate power to command the wind and the sea. Psalms 33:6 states, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth."
On that stormy night, Jesus stood up and rebuked the violent, howling wind, and in obedience to the voice of the Creator, the wind ceased. It stopped. To the sea, He said, "Peace, be still." Likewise, the sea obeyed Jesus' voice and there was a great calm. Psalm 33:9 makes a very profound point that was obvious on that stormy night. When Jesus speaks, change is inevitable. The verse states, "For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast".
On that tempestuous night, the disciples experienced Divine power in action. Divine power is still active today. When Jesus supplies our financial requirements; our psychological needs; and our emotional and spiritual desires, Divine power is at work. Jesus requires that we respond to Him. Just as the wind and the sea obeyed His voice, as His children, we must obey His voice in all aspects of our lives. He wants to be our Shepherd. He wants to lead us in the paths of righteousness.
Following the paths of righteousness, which is having an experiential relationship with Jesus, is a precursor of spending eternity with Him. By God's enabling power, may we make the decision to obey the voice of our Creator; our Saviour and our soon coming King.