Not an Optional Extra
Morning Thought: When you authentically read the Word it gives you the fear of the Lord. One of the reasons the church has lost its reverence for God is that we’ve treated God’s Word as an optional extra. We’ve even said things like, “You’re a ‘word church,’ but we’re a ‘worship church.'” There’s only one church and Jesus is Lord over her by his Word. Today, read the Word and grow in your respect for the Almighty. “Call them all together—men, women, children, and the foreigners living in your towns—so they may hear this Book of Instruction and learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully obey all the terms of these instructions” (Deut. 31:12, NLT).