Trusting In The Word of God

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

September 25, 2011 am

 

 

Those trusting in the Word of God will demonstrate;

 

1.    A longing for the Word.

 

-The Jews gathered to hear a word from God

 

-Itís obvious that they had a hunger, a longing to hear Godís word to them

 

2.Respect for the Word.

 

-When Ezra the Priest opened the book of the Law of Moses, all the people stood up.

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-It was a gesture of respect and anticipation

 

-One of the best ways, and most important ways we can respect the word of God is to share it with others

 

3.    Understanding of the Word.

-Throughout the reading of the scripture, emphasis was placed on explaining to the people what†† was being read, so that they could understand it.

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-We should take advantage of all avenues available to us to understand Godís word

 

4.    Conviction from the Word.

 

-The people who received the law and its interpretation were overcome with tears.

 

-They all knew they were guilty before God

 

a.Leads to repentance.

 

b.Leads to joy and power.