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Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
And Ezra opened the book in the sight
of all the people; (for he was above all
the people;) and when he opened it, all
the people stood up: And Ezra blessed
the LORD, the great God. And all the
people answered, Amen, Amen, with
lifting up their hands: and they bowed
their heads, and worshipped the LORD
with their faces to the ground.
Nehemiah 8:5-6
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The book of Nehemiah is fascinating, and it is also very motivating to be about God's work. The Jews
had recently returned to their land from being in captivity, and under Nehemiah's leadership the wall
around their city was rebuilt. There was great excitement about what God had done and we read of a
revival taking place. In today's text Ezra is standing above the people using a pulpit and is about to
begin reading, or preaching from God's Word. As he opens the Word, we are told that the people stood
to their feet. There was great reverence for God's Word and they stood out of respect. Furthermore,
as Ezra begins he first of all praises God for Who He is, and for His greatness, and the people in a
display of agreement begin to say "Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their
heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground". Can you picture what is taking place
here? In a spirit of humility, thankfulness, and awe, they are eager to hear God's Word proclaimed,
and also to conform to it.

With the freedom that we have enjoyed to own copies of the Bible, and with the constant opportunities
we have to hear it taught and preached, I'm afraid that we as a people have lost much of the
reverence we should have for God's Holy Word. As we look into the Bible it should bring about an
anxious anticipation for what it says, as well as a readiness to conform our lives to what God would have
them to be. Today's text says that the people held their heads low and looked to the ground while they
held their hands up to God. They realized and expressed their unworthiness before God in humble
submission! For the Jews it took a period of captivity before they came to this point, but what will it
take in our lives?

May we never forget the Word of God is not to be taken lightly or to be watered down to fit the
current views in society; instead it should bring about a holy hush among us when it is opened, and a
willingness to change when it exposes our errors. Can we honestly say that we revere God's Word in this
way?  The Bible is not a collection of writings that help guide us through life; it is the inspired Word of
God that has the power to change lives. Therefore it should be revered, honored, and held in the
highest esteem, even when it causes others to ridicule us. No matter what spiritual level we are
currently on, we would all do well to take a look at how we approach the Bible, and ask God to instill in
us the reverence that He and His Word deserve.