Christian Devotional – July 18, 2017

How do we respond to hearing the Word of God? The people that Nehemiah and Ezra were speaking to had a response we don’t see a lot. Looking in Nehemiah 8:9-12, they had just had a great worship service and the people were so moved by the reading of God’s Word that they were in tears weeping. Nehemiah and Ezra had to remind them that this was supposed to be a happy celebration time. They then gave them practical steps to take for them to act upon their feelings. They were able to put into action all the concerns that they felt so that gave them an outlet for all that they were feelig.

Do we get overwhelmed by all that God has for us? Are we looking for ways to demonstrate our devotion to God once we’ve studied God’s Word? Hearing God’s truth should spur us to act upon it. What will we do today?