“This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” —Isaiah 66:2
If you’ve ever traveled in the Middle East, you’re probably familiar with the reverence that Muslims accord to their holy book, the Qur’an. They never place a copy of the Qur’an on the floor or treat it casually. Rather the Qur’an is to be kept above the level of their heads and above all other books in the room. They treat it with great care and believe that every word is holy and it should be highly respected.
Do we treat God’s Word with as much reverence?
The Scripture says God has exalted His Word above even His own name (Ps. 138:2 KJV). If God esteems His Word that highly, what should be our attitude toward His Word?
Psalm 119 speaks of loving the Word, reverenc- ing it, delighting in it, longing for it, trusting it, and fearing it. Isaiah says that God loves the one who trembles at His Word. God loves the one whose attitude is reverential awe and fear toward His Word.
Make it Personal
What’s your attitude toward God’s Word? What are some ways you could esteem it more highly?