25 And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”
I love the Hebrew language. I can’t say that I know a ton of Hebrew yet at this point in my life, but the little I do know about Hebrew I think is really fascinating, because it communicates something deeper and more meaningful about God that is helpful for us. It teaches us as we read it and encourages us to follow God more closely.
The Hebrew language is very active. Since there are so few words they have a much deeper meaning then many of our english words. For example, the Hebrew word, Shema, means hear, but in the Hebrew language it has a much fuller and richer meaning than to just simply perceive sound. It means to hear with obedience. To act upon what we hear and put it into practice.
I’m learning the value of this in my own walk with God. Hearing His word and putting it into practice with obedience. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to truly walk in obedience in many areas of my life, but I’m glad that at least I’m getting there. For many years I would haphazardly throw up a prayer to God, or maybe not at all, then keep moving forward in my fear, lacking the true victory of God.
To believe anything different about Him other than victory is idolatry. It’s placing our own puny selves and our beliefs above an all mighty and powerful God. Friend, I don’t think that’s a good idea. At least, I’ve never seen that go well for me.
So wherever you find yourself today, realize that the problem isn’t your circumstances, what God did or didn’t do, but the real problem is you. Yes, there, I said it. The real problem isn’t those around you, but your unwillingness to walk forward in the victory of God. So friend, won’t you join me as I deal with the biggest sinner I know staring me back at me in the mirror? I long for her to not just hear the words of God, but to hear with obedience and faith.
Lord, I say that I trust you. I want to walk that out. I saw that you can work miracles- I want to walk that out too. Forgive me when my faith in weak. Help me to live in your truth in all things today, in Jesus name, Amen.