The Word…

The B-I-B-L-E

One thing that God has been impressing on my heart is the importance of the Word of God. For quite some time I have known that the Bible is the Word of God. I know that there is such power in the Word and that my life has been substantially changed by being in the Bible and growing closer to God. Even though I know all of this, I often treat the Word as commonplace. It has been a great time in my life because God has been reminding me just how special the Word is and it is stirring up a passion in my heart to see every person from every tribe, tongue, and nation have access to a Bible in their language.

This last weekend, the message at church was taken from Nehemiah 8. There is a story about how the exiled people had found the book of the Law (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) and Ezra read the book to the people from morning until noon. The best part of the story comes in Nehemiah 8:12. The people had been weeping because this was the first time that they had heard the Word of the Lord, but they were told not to be sad because the day was sacred. Verse 12 says, “So the people went away to eat and drink at a festive meal, to share gifts of food, and to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God’s words and understood them.” I want everyone on this earth to celebrate with great joy because they have heard God’s words and understood them!!!

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4 thoughts on “The Word…

  1. Be of good cheer for Deut. 30:11-14 says, (paraphrase by Michael Card)
    The word is so near
    To your heart and your tongue
    With the one you confess and acknowledge the Son
    With the other believe and are justified
    And find life in knowing it was for you he died

    No its not up in heaven
    Where your thoughts could not reach
    Nor beyond the ocean
    On some distant beach
    No, the word is so near
    In the innermost part
    It’s alive on your lips
    It abides in your heart

    Love you today, Mom

  2. Yes, the word of God is living and breathing in our lives. Every truth that we need today is in the bible if only we look and seek his word to answer our questions. Phil, the videos are priceless.

  3. Hey Phil, We share your passion for the Word and seeng that everyone on earth has an opportunity to read it in their own language…an amazing task! Through His power, may that day come quickly!
    Have a great week.
    Becky

  4. Thank you for the reminder – it is too easy to take God’s Word for granted. Today will be a more joyful day for me as I dwell on Nehemiah 8 throughout the day!!! You are all in our prayers!

    In Him,
    Shanna Radcliffe

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