Scripture: Nehemiah 8:13
Then on the second day the heads of fathers' households of all the people, the priests and the Levites were gathered to Ezra the scribe that they might gain insight into the words of the law.
Insights: The word “insight” found in this passage literally means “to be prudent,” and carries the idea of one being wise and having foresight. In other words, one who has insight has the practical ability to manage his/her day in a productive manner. I mentioned the Boston bombings in my sermon while addressing this point. We live in a day of turbulence and strife. We need insight and the wisdom it gives us to know how to respond to such evil in our day. A person of faith must open their eyes and see the big picture in order to traverse this life. I want you to notice the place these fathers, priests and Levites went to gain insight. They went to the Bible. Now I understand they did not have the Bible as we have it today, nor did they call it the Bible, but for modern day explanations, that is where they went. The Bible is God’s Word to us and it is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. I believe it is safe to say that I have one predominant theme that permeates almost every message I preach and this daily thought is no different. That theme is if we are truly born again, then we need to become people who hunger and thirst for the Word of God in our lives. We ought to wake up with eager expectation to get to the Word and spend quality time with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The more we know Him and His Word to us, the more insight we gain. The more insight we have the more wisdom we are able to apply to our daily decisions. The better decisions we make the better our lives bring glory to God. Beloved, spend time with our Father in the Bible and let Him give you insight. Let Him mold and make you into the person of faith He knows you to be. Let your light shine for Him and bring Him glory and praise.
- What difficulties or joys does your life hold?
- With what resource are you traversing these good and bad days ahead?
Prayer: Father, I desperately need insight and the wisdom that comes from it to walk this life You have given me. May my obedience to what You reveal bring You glory. Amen.