Isaiah 49:2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, And made Me a polished shaft; In His quiver He has hidden Me.
A sword is a blade weapon that is able to cut or pierce in a sudden or abrupt way. It cuts through so precisely it hardly misses the target. That makes it very dangerous yet very powerful. This is likened to my mouth as seen in scripture.
Words are very powerful weapons that bring life to God’s written word. The same words can slow down and be an obstruction of God’s plan here on earth. What words are we speaking? What pleases my tongue? It’s not simply a song but a sword that can yield results or break structures.
When you know you have a powerful weapon, you don’t waste the bullets. You aim right and pull the trigger. 1 shot hits the target and drives the price home. Similarly, words are not to be scattered but to be well thought out and planned for before being spoken; well executed.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
In the shadow of His hand he has hidden me. A sword that has no owner is dangerous. However, one with an owner, hidden in the shadows of his hand can be used to achieve a lot almost effortlessly. It’s hidden in the shadow of his hand; right where he was pierced, in a very sentimental place for us to understand how much He values us. He doesn’t stop here, but clothes us in majesty. “polished shaft” as opposed to regular shaft. He takes time to put his craft on us then hides us in his quiver.
Let our words yield the ultimate results. Let us enjoy the care of my owner, our heavenly father and in doing so line up with His plan and purpose to be a powerful and explosive sword that not only hits its target but executes the task majestically while enjoying intimacy.
Dear Lord, teach me to speak your word over and over until it’s imprinted in my heart. Let the spoken word from you give life and healing to the world around me. Amen!