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James 3:1-10
Psalm 12:2-5, 7-8
Mark 9:2-13

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trembling at his word

“A cloud came, overshadowing them, and out of the cloud a voice, ‘This is My Son, My Beloved. Listen to Him.’ ” —Mark 9:7

I have been writing One Bread, One Body daily for about twenty years. I have been teaching divine revelation, especially Scripture, for about thirty years. Today the Lord says to me and many of you: “Not many of you should become teachers...you should realize that those of us who do so will be called to the stricter account” (Jas 3:1).

Our speech and other forms of communication are very important, for faith “comes through hearing, and what is heard is the word of Christ” (Rm 10:17). The Lord holds us strictly accountable for every word we speak because He holds us accountable to obey every word we hear from Him. As I write page after page, we read and hear page after page in order to obey word after word from Jesus, Who is the incarnate, eternal Word. Let us be men and women of the Word by abiding in God’s Word (Jn 8:31) through speaking, hearing, and obeying His Word. Although God’s teachers are “judged more strictly,” if hearers of God’s Word disobey and do not repent, they are judged strictly enough to go to hell, to separate themselves from God forever. Therefore, let us be people the Lord approves, the lowly and afflicted ones who tremble at His Word (Is 66:2). Let us speak, hear, and obey God’s Word now as if it is the first, last, or only time to give and receive His Word. Abide in God’s Word.

Prayer:  Father, I offer my tongue, ears, heart, and the rest of my body as a living sacrifice to You (Rm 12:1; 6:13).

Promise:  “If a person is without fault in speech he is a man in the fullest sense, because he can control his entire body.” —Jas 3:2

Praise:  Barbara’s life changed forever when she finally heard the Word of God with listening ears and heart.

Reference:  (To learn more about God’s Word, we have forty teachings on the New Testament on our website. Begin by listening to or downloading Matthew #700, 701, 702 and 703.)

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