December 27, 2019 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic – WALKING THE WORD (I)
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📆 Friday, December 27, 2019.
WALKING THE WORD (I)
READ: Ezra 7:10
Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11)
To walk is to move at a regular pace, having a constant pattern, by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once. The word denotes a divine message, or a collection of those messages. Walking the Word means moving and acting according in divine messages; going by the information and instructions made available by God.
David hid the Word of God in his heart that it might be readily available to him whenever he had occasion to use it. Somebody said, “God’s Word is a treasure worth laying up in our hearts. If we have it in our heads, our memories may fail us. So it is safe in our hearts.”
The man Ezra, in our text for today’s dose of the Living Water, was a scribe, one of the captives in Babylon who enforced observance of the Torah – the whole of the Jewish law both written and unwritten. He was a man of great piety and holy zeal. He searched the scriptures and sought the knowledge of God – His mind and will. He set the Word of God before him as his rule. He first learnt, did, and then taught.
Beloved, every part of the Scripture is God-breathed and relevant in showing us truth, exposing our rebellions, correcting our mistakes, and training us to live God’s way (2 Tim. 3:16).
As you go about your daily activities, today, ruminate on the Word that God send to you and act on it. Make it your daily habit of doing what you have been told based on the Scriptures. Check yourself daily in the mirror of the Word of God and correct your excesses with it. Let us feed on God’s words and live our lives based on the revelations as we get from it.
1. I receive the grace to be the doer of Your Word henceforth, Lord help me.
2. Father, let Your words be my guide in all my endeavours, today and always.
3. Pray for utterances for the minister of the gospel, and that their lives will reflect the Word they dish out.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Zep. 3:10–3:20; Hag. 1:1-2:23; Zec. 1:1-1:14; Rev. 18:3 – 18:23