“Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.” Ezekiel 3:10
In his call to the prophetic ministry, God told Ezekiel something of great importance: “receive my words into your heart.” As a prophet, it would be Ezekiel's job to speak the words of God. He would do that frequently. Yet, before Ezekiel began speaking, God taught him here the importance of internalizing these words for himself.
Talk can be easy. Words can sometimes flow freely, even good words. But, it is not enough to merely know the things that are true, but to embrace and internalize God's words. The heart is our spiritual center. What is in our heart will dictate how we live and what we value. Do the words of God “dwell in your heart richly”? (Col. 3:16).
The living God has spoken! He has revealed Himself and His will through the Scriptures. These words should mold and shape our thoughts, actions and spirit. May we seek God thru His word, and ask Him to fill our hearts with His word.
A Thought From the Word “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” Ephesians 6:15 Paul knew that soldiers engaged in hand-to-hand comabt needed good foot wear. Some soldiers of that time would wear shoes with...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live, and keep Thy word.” Psalm 119:17 David recognized his great dependence upon the Lord. It was to God that He looked as his supply of grace and strength. So...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4 Paul was referring here directly to the Old...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “And there is none that calleth upon Thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of Thee: for Thou hast hid Thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquites.” Isaiah 64:7 Warning! A...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “And He did not many might works there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:58 The town was Nazareth, the place where Jesus had grown up. But, Nazareth was not impressed. They had hard hearts towards...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.” Genesis 45:15 “In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks, and he was a Samaritan.” Luke 17:15,16 This was...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished.” Luke 12:50 The baptism Jesus here referenced was that of His sufferings in death. The wrath of God for sin would...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Thought From the Word “And Abram went up out of Egypt...unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.” Genesis 13:1a, 4 In chapter 12, we see how the Lord...[ abbreviated | read entire ]