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.
-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
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.
-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.