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So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading (Nehemiah 8:8).

Ezra stood before the people and read from
God’s Word (Nehemiah 8:1-4). As he read,
the people stood up because of their respect for
the word (8:5). This respect was born out of
their understanding of three important truths:

1. God’s Word is powerful. It is able to touch
our hearts with God’s love and mercy, motivating
us to obey His commands (Hebrews 4:12). It
is able to save our souls (James 1:21).

2. God’s Word is practical. It contains the
wisdom of the ages (Proverbs 1:7).

3. God’s Word is plain. We can understand
God’s will for our lives (Ephesians 3:4).

God’s Word is a precious treasure!


The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email psain@sainpublications.com