“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
God compares His word to watering of the earth.
Rain and snow are two extremes that perform the same purpose of giving moisture to the soil, plants, animals, and people.
Water is essential for life.
Rain falls and waters the ground.
Seeds in the ground react to the moisture by sprouting the dormant life inside.
The plants push through the soil, grow, flower, and bear fruit, vegetables, or grain.
That is eaten to give nourishment to the eater.
Rain gives life.
God’s word gives life.
God’s word produces fruit.
God’s word accomplishes the purpose for which it is sent.
God’s word is sent to give life.
God’s word is sent to condemn sin.
God’s word is sent to offer grace, forgiveness, and salvation.
God’s word is sent to tell the penalty of ignoring what it says.
God’s word does not change and does not go away.
God’s word will fulfill all it says.