so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
The word of the Lord never returns empty.
I’ve always thought of this verse and the return of the doves to Noah’s Ark in the same way. The doves returned with the olive branch indicating that the flood was receding and dry land was present again.
Likewise God’s words return with a sign of something better or changed.
God’s word always impacts us and others.
Isaiah speaks out loud God’s message – God’s word will not return empty – rê·qām – in vain, without cause, or void.
It will accomplish – tsalach – cause, effect, be profitable, be good – what God pleases and it will accomplish – asah – advance or become – the purpose for which He sent it.
Our words go out, but do we think about how they might return?
It is obvious from many sources that many people don’t think about what they say, or only focus on what it achieves for themselves.
We should always be careful and considered in what we say – a lesson I am often reminded I need to still learn!
Creatively, it is similar. We should consider what our creative output says to others and expect a return sign.
Words and actions.
Nothing returns empty.