Scripture: from verse 3
The land will be…completely empty and plundered,
for Adonai has spoken this word.
Observation: So that’s cheerful. I’m not sure which land this refers to, but it hardly matters.
In Genesis 1, we learn that God made the heavens and the earth, and the earth was empty. With a word, God created energy and matter and form and structure and life. And now, with a word, He has chosen to undo some of that making.
C S Lewis pointed out that we assume that our time and energy and bodies are our own, and that this is an awfully silly thing to assume. We did not make our bodies; we were put into them and given life and time by God, without (as far as we know) having any input into the timing or manner of that creation. We will be taken out of these bodies at a time and place and manner of God’s choosing, and we have no way of predicting or controlling that.
All of these things that we think we control, when all of reality is God’s words. We work within the framework of what He speaks.
Application: Remember that He made you.
Prayer: Yeshua, I praise you because you are the word made flesh. Thank you for making me and making a framework in which I can live and grow and work. Help me to recognize the sovereignty of your word. Amen.