9 Then the LORD reached out and touched my mouth and said,
“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
… 11 Then the LORD said to me, “Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?”
And I replied, “I see a branch from an almond tree.”
12 And the LORD said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching, and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”
13 Then the LORD spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?”
And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.”
– Je 1:9,11-13 NLT
18 For see, today I have made you strong
like a fortified city that cannot be captured,
like an iron pillar or a bronze wall.
You will stand against the whole land–
the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah.
19 They will fight you, but they will fail.
For I am with you, and I will take care of you.
I, the LORD, have spoken!”
– Je 1:18-19 NLT
How do you see your co-workers? Your family? Your associates?
3 The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great,
and he never lets the guilty go unpunished.
He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm.
The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.
– Na 1:3 NLTSE
8 But he will sweep away his enemies
in an overwhelming flood.
He will pursue his foes
into the darkness of night.
– Na 1:8 NLT
45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
– Mt 5:45 NLT
16 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
… 20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship.
– Job 1:16,20
35 But the angel of the LORD told Balaam, “Go with these men, but say only what I tell you to say.” So Balaam went on with Balak’s officials.
… 38 Balaam replied, “Look, now I have come, but I have no power to say whatever I want. I will speak only the message that God puts in my mouth.”
– Nu 22:35,38