A person said to me God doesn’t talk to me. I have never heard Him. What Scriptures can I use to prove to that person that God certainly does talk to them. I would appreciate more than one.
We often use terms that unsaved people will not understand without some explanation. When we say that “God spoke to my heart that I should do this…,” we do not mean that He talked audibly to us. That would be adding to God’s revelation. What we mean is that God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible. Psalm 119:96-104 says, “I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” As you can clearly see from those verses, God is speaking to David through His Word.
How do we prove God’s will for our lives? Does God need to tell us audibly, for us to be sure? No. God did speak audibly in the New Testament on one occasion, and some of the people still did not believe — they just said that it thundered. John 12:28,29 says, “Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.” We can prove God’s will through God’s Word. Romans 12:1,2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
How do we know if God is displeased with something in our lives? It is through His Word. Psalm 119:9-11 says, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
The thing to explain to someone is that God does speak to us through His Word, the Bible. That is why we need to read it faithfully. That is where we will get faith, and that is how we please God. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”