Message by Dr. David Drake
People Who Love God’s Word
People Who Love God’s Word Will Receive God’s Word
Nehemiah 8:1-3 (NASB)
1 And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the LORD had given to Israel.
2 Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women and all who could listen with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
3 He read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law.
People Who Love God’s Word Will Respect God’s Word
Nehemiah 8:5 (NASB)
5 Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
Psalm 119:9-16 (NASB)
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
10 With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
16 I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.
People Who Love God’s Word Will Respond To God’s Word
Nehemiah 8:6 (NASB)
6 Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
“AMEN” means “I Agree”
People Who Love God’s Word Will Reveal God’s Word
Nehemiah 8:8 (NASB)
8 They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.
Malachi 3:10 (NASB)
10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
Romans 3:10 (NASB)
10 as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
Romans 3:22-23 (NASB)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
THE WORD OF GOD