Volume 3, Day 330
When I teach English lessons, I require pupils to write in class. I know that in-class writing is their own work, so in this way I become familiar with each student’s writing voice and am able to detect if they borrow a bit too heavily from another writer. Students are surprised to learn that their writing voice—which includes what they say as well as how they say it—is as distinctive as their speaking voice. Just as the words we speak come from our hearts, so do the words we write. They reveal who we are.
We become familiar with God’s voice in much the same way. By reading what He has written, we learn who He is and how He expresses Himself. Satan, however, tries to make himself sound like God (2 Cor. 11:14). By using God’s words in a slightly altered fashion, he comes up with convincing arguments for things that are untrue. For example, by convincing people to do things that imitate godliness, such as trusting in rules and regulations rather than Christ’s death for salvation (Col. 2:23), Satan has led many astray.
God went to extremes to make sure we’d recognise His voice. He not only gave us His Word, He gave us the Word made flesh—Jesus (John 1:14)—so that we will not be easily deceived or misled.
Julie Ackerman Link