What is it about people that they can make promises – with all due sincerity, acknowledging the consequences should they not be kept – and still fail to keep those promises? Just a few years after leading the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls in only 52 days, Nehemiah has to contend with the people forgetting the very promises they had made to God.
Obeying God is an essential part of the Christian walk, but we cannot obey what we do not know! That said, reading (or hearing) the Word, and doing what the Word says, are two completely different things. Sometimes we’re hearing but not listening.
Throughout his life, Samuel spoke the word of God to Israel. As Christians today, the Word speaks to us. Can we say to God – as Samuel did – “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10 NIV). In this lesson, Mike uses the example of Samuel to encourage us to grow in our understanding of the truth.
In this lesson, Mike communicates the value — and the necessity — of your commitment to God’s Word. Simply reading the Word will provide some impact, but storing God’s Word in your heart enables you to win the battles that life presents.