7.23.2008

Word Wednesday .::3

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. My hope is to see others comment and share a scripture that they have read.

Right now, I'm in the Psalms, which is great stuff for a worship leader. I've read several really cool verses, but the scripture that has stuck out to me the most this week is:

Psalm 92:12-15 ESV

12
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.

14
They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

15
to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

We're going through a series at our church about the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians. When I read this, verse 14 popped out at me, especially the line "They still bear fruit in old age...". Am I bearing fruit right now? That's the question I need to ask myself everyday until I die. Then verse 15 explains why we live righteously, "to declare that the Lord is upright...". It all comes back to worship and giving God glory. I keep finding that reason throughout scripture. I've got to live right to show off my God and not myself.


What's your Word?

1 comment:

Matt W. said...

2 Chronicles 34:14-21 (ESV)

14 While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given through Moses.
15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan.
16 Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, "All that was committed to your servants they are doing.
17 They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of the LORD and have given it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen."
18 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read from it before the king.

19 And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes.
20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying,
21 "Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book."


I think this is pretty awesome, and proof that you are right on in pursuit of getting people into the Bible. Look at how much it meant to King Josiah when he learned the things that the Scriptures said, and that they hadn't been following the law of God that had been given through Moses.