And God said… (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28, 29)
Notice that in the very first chapter of the book of Genesis (and the Bible, at that) places such a heavy emphasis on these three words, and God said. And notice also that whenever God said something, it happened. The Creator and King simply spoke forth what He wanted and intended, and it was so. God said, let there be light. And there was light. God said He wanted planets, and stars, and skies, and the sun, and the moon, and lands, and seas, and vegetation, and animals, and humans, and human dominion. And it was so.
The author, by repetition of these words, seems to be highlighting the fact that what God says, goes.
O unbeliever, you have rebelled against a God who has this immeasurable power. And He has the power to cast your body and soul into hell, and not only the power, but the right. You have sinned against this omnipotent sovereign.
But. God said. That, since He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross for sinners, if you turn away from your sin and turn to Christ, you will not only be spared destruction, but enjoy the riches of His grace forever.
O sheep, you may be undergoing terrible times in your life right now. Perhaps you are in Syria, and IS is crouching at your door. Perhaps you’re a Christian in Roseburg, Oregon, and you have just suffered tremendous loss. We are with you. And we will all have trouble in this world.
But. God said. That in Christ, He has overcome the world. And God said. That not one thing happens outside of His sovereign will. And God said. He is returning to put His enemies at His feet and claim His people for all eternity.
And what God says, goes. Cling to that truth, O sheep, as you suffer. The one who said let there be light and even shone light into your heart has spoken, and what He had spoken will be.