Tremble at the Word
Theme of the Week: Let God's Word Rock Your World
Monday, July 14, 2014
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Key Bible Verse: This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:2, ESV)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 119:114-120
I read [today's Key Bible Verse] the other day and it literally brought me to tears.
Here's the part that really crushed me. It's that last phrase: the one who "trembles at my word." When I read that, I just started [praying]: "Oh, God, I've lost that. I don't see your Word like that. I don't know if I was teaching it too much or just reading it too much or studying it in class or studying to put together a sermon. But somewhere along the line, I stopped trembling at your Word. You're looking on this earth, looking for someone who trembles still, someone who hears your Word and cries out, 'Wow! That came from God! I just read words sent to me from God Almighty, from the great I AM!'"
When you view the Word of God like that, you realize how much you need to listen, how much you need to act. I want to beg you to read your Bible. But that's not all. I want to beg you to not just study the Bible, but to tremble at the very words of God. I have been praying for a people to rise up that would take the Bible literally and seriously.
—Francis Chan in Passion
My Response: When was the last time a passage of Scripture moved me to change a harmful attitude or a destructive behavior?
Adapted from Passion by Louie Giglio with Francis Chan and other contributors (Thomas Nelson, 2014; thomasnelson.com) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.
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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, may I read my Bible with great reverence and expectancy, knowing that I'm reading words that are inspired by you and able to convict me of sin, offer me guidance for daily living, and help me to know you in ever-deepening ways.
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