Heed the Word!

Heed the Word!

Heed the Word!It’s almost funny how some odd things of the Bible holds your interest. I’ve been reading the Old Testament in the chronological order and I am almost done, a bit of Nehemiah and then just Malachi left this time around.

Anyway. About the odd things that keep you thinking. The prayer in chapter nine in Nehemiah is a powerful prayer…but…there’s no ‘Amen’ at the end. Does it even matter? This is what puzzled me.

Amen is a beautiful word meaning ‘so be it’. A way to say ‘I’m in it’, right? Why don’t these people then say ‘Amen’ at the end of this prayer?

Folks, they did something better. How so?

They put their lives on the line.
They lived out the prayer.
They lived out their faith.

Do you do that?
Or do you forget the prayer as soon as you’ve said ‘Amen’?

Lord, have mercy.

And thank God for the odd things in the Bible that trouble us enough to seek His wisdom. Talking about unexpected blessings and the power of the Holy Spirit speaking to your soul.

 

Gracious God,
You are so good to us.
Thank you for your Living Word.
Thank you for convicting us.
Thank you for guiding us to live the right way.
Thank you for challenging us
not just to hear the Word
but heed the Word
and live the Word.
Be our everything, Lord.
Help us to be everything you want.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you heed the word? How? Does it change anything in your life?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you heed the Word!

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