“Flattened” by the Word of God

“One Year Bible” New Testament Passage
Matthew 7:15-29

And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:28-29 (NKJV)

How often have you been “blown away” by the Word of God?  Matthew says here that when the people heard God’s Word from the mouth of Jesus, they were “astonished.”  Another translation of this word would be “surprised”, “amazed”, or “overwhelmed.”  In common language, they were “knocked out” — “flattened”. 

We are reading the Bible through in one year.  This can be a matter of self-discipline and obedience (and that is ok), or you can go further.  You can allow the Word of God to astonish you — to amaze you — to overwhelm you.

I am not talking about some mystical experience.  I am talking about not only reading God’s Word but also letting God’s Word READ YOU.  Let truth penetrate your inmost being.  Let God speak into the deepest parts of your heart. 

When God’s Word impacts us under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, there are explosive results.  So, please, do not just go throught the motions of daily reading of Scripture.  Eat the bread that will fill you so that you never hunger again.  This is what life is all about!

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