Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Reading and Practicing God’s Word”
Text: Nehemiah 8:8
“So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.”
The Principle of “Reading and Practicing God’s Word,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The Desire to Read and Understand the Word of God is the Evidence that God Is Working in Our Life!
You and I can see this with Israel this morning, “they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses,” and Read to them for six hours; and the Levites “helped the people to understand the Law, and ‘gave the sense’ of the Law to the people.”(v.1,2,7,8).
The People Read and Practiced God’s Law, because Ezra Read It to them, the Levites helped them Understand It, and the People Obeyed It by Repenting of their sin and weeping in godly sorrow.(v.10).
This was the Evidence that God was working in the lives of these people and they were yielding and cooperating with God’s work by their Obedience.
Israel had the Priests and Levites to Read and Teach them the Law. You and I have our Helper Holy Spirit Himself to Teach us the Word of God and also “give us the sense of God’s Word, and the Understanding of His Word.”
The Warrior’s part in God’s work in our life is to yield and cooperate with Holy Spirit’s work giving us the Desire to Read and Practice God’s Word in our life. We do this by making time to meet with Him for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
God’s work in you and I will search our heart, convict us of sin, bring us to repentance, and restore us; because we Read and Practice God’s Word in our life every day.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”(Psa.139:23-24).
Can you see the “creative power of God’s Word?” It has the Power to Change our Life when we Read It and Practice It in Obedience!
You and I got saved by “Hearing” the Word of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Obeying this Word of God by “Believing” It, “confessing and Repenting of our sin,” and “becoming a new creation in Jesus Christ!”(2Corin.5:17). Our Life Was Changed Forever because of the Power of God’s Word - When We Obeyed It!
As you Read and Practice God’s Word It Is Still Changing Your Life TODAY Warrior! (2Corin.3:18).
In your Reading, don’t just read God’s Word like a common book, or a “lesson assignment;” Read It like a Conversation between you and God, asking Him to help you understand and get the sense and practical lessons from His Word.
The Warrior should always be a “Life-Long Learner,” of God’s Word; Seeking His Word, Practicing His Word, and Teaching His Word.
As we do this you and I will find ourself Rehearsing and Remembering His Word on the Battlefields of Righteousness, as we follow our Commander Jesus Christ Who Leads You and I Triumphantly through every Battle of Faith! Oooh Rah!
We Read It, Chew on It, and Live It; then we can Teach It To Others! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy