WEDNESDAY August 2, 2017
Walking with God
“… these joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and an oath to walk in God’s Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes.” - >Nehemiah 10:29
The people had joined together to walk in obedience to God’s Law. These dramatic changes happened in their lives because they had heard the Word of God and responded. The Scriptures took a dramatic effect in their lives. It had caused them to stand true to what was written, and they decided to live by what was required of them. All this happened as a result of the people standing outside for six hours, listening to the Word of God (Nehemiah 8).
We need to walk closely with God. In our personal relationship with the Lord, the Scriptures tell us how to walk with Him. Like Israel––God’s chosen people––we need to …keepthe commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him (Deuteronomy 8:6). Understand, we are no longer under the law, but grace (Romans 6:14), but in the New Testament, Jesus said:
“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40).
We are living in the last days before Christ’s return. Ephesians 5:15-16 exhorts us:See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. >Romans 13:13 also exhorts us: Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God
~Dwight L. Moody~
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