by Rex Yancey

The Voice of Jesus
Rex Yancey
John 10:4, 27; 7:46

The voice is looked upon as indicative of character. It is the pulsating, living mirror of the soul-life of the speaker.

I like actors who do very little speaking like Clint Eastwood, and Sam Elliot. "Go ahead, make my day!" You know these guys are tough without them giving you a commentary on how tough they are.

One of the tragedies of deafness is that one is deprived the joy of hearing the human voice.

Naturalists inform us that the finest birds give forth the sweetest songs, and conversely the most ferocious beast has the most blood curdling growl. I had a little wren that nested in my shop. He would perch on top of the house and sing his little heart out with the most melodious notes I have ever heard.

Human beings are frequently characterized by the same qualities. The most refined individuals seem to have well-modulated and melodious voices, while debased persons in the grip of evil habits and given to vicious practices can only make themselves felt with course yelling.

The ancient Greeks appreciated the value of a clear, resonant voice. The voice is regarded as the index of the soul. We can hear the sound of voices and understand thoughts of the mind.

-1 Corinthians 14:10 says "There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification."

-Job 4:10, "The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken."

-Song of Solomon 2:12, "The flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

-John the Baptist was the "Voice of one crying in the wilderness."

But the voice of Jesus is the most significant of all voices. It is the only harmonizing voice of the world's discordant notes.

Impersonators study the voices of the famous so they can impersonate them as clearly as possible. There is no way we c ...

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