Word of God Speak – Why I Can say “I will not be shaken”
I am so excited about learning Scripture. I hope you are too. This is week three of our new Word of God Speak.
Week One – Luke 11:28 – Hear the Word and Obey it
Week Two – Hebrews 4:12 – The Word of God – and 16 Scriptures for Reference
Can you fill in the blanks from last week? The answer is at the end of the post.
For the —- of —- is —— and —–. Sharper than any ————- it penetrates even to dividing —- and —–, —— and ——. It —— the thoughts and ——— of the heart.
Today using the SIMPLE Method of Bible Study we will study Isaiah 40:8
S – Say the passage out loud. This is very very important.
The grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God stands for ever (Isaiah 40:8, ESV).
I – Interpret the passage. What else can you find out?
I wrote before on Isaiah 40:8. I knew it sounded familiar.
And again in Bouquet from Creative Tuesdays.
And another one!! Flowers may Fade.
As I said this passage out loud, I remembered the praise song, I will not be Shaken by Vineyard.
The words from the song came to me – “The Word of the Lord will stand – I will not be shaken.” I love that.
I will NOT be shaken.
Other references for you to look up:
Isaiah 5:24 – depicts dry grass, decayed roots – symbolizing those who reject God’s Word
James 1:10 says he will pass away like a wild flower
Psalm 119:89 – Your Word stands firm in the heavens
1 Peter 1:24-25 We are born again, imperishable – by God’s Word – This is the Word preached to us.
M – Make a list of thoughts, questions, ideas.
God has everything planned and timed. Things will pass away and change but He – The Lord – is imperishable, unending, all knowing, all powerful.
Yes “life goes on” – with God standing with us – with the living. Forever our Rock. I will not be shaken.
P- Prayer time. Take time to talk to God but also to LISTEN to Him
L – Life Application – What did I hear?
Grass withers but can come back after a rain storm. The living water of Christ revives us and gives us new life. It makes us part of the imperishable – the eternal. This takes the weight off my shoulders as I know He is in charge. We only need to listen to His voice and obey.
I will NOT be shaken. NO NO. I will not be moved. I will NOT be shaken.
E – Exit with a prayer of acknowledgement, acceptance, thankfulness, or conviction
Oh Heavenly Father, just the fact that You never leave me, never change and are always faithful, that Your Word stands forever – and ever, that makes me strong, sure and at peace. As I stand with You I am linked to the imperishable – the eternal. Thank you for giving me the living water of Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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What can be learned from Isaiah 40:8 using the SIMPLE Method of Bible Study? (click to tweet)
I will NOT be shaken. NO NO. I will not be moved. I will NOT be shaken. (click to tweet)
Here is the answer to the puzzle:
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Today I invite all who write about God to link to Word of God Speak. Follow the prompts at the bottom of this post.
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We will use various methods to learn the Scripture of the week.
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This is beautiful and encouraging. Timely too with all that’s happening in the world today.
We have even more reason to stand on His Word – trust in Him to carry us through.
My husband has been preaching about this scripture from Hebrews 4, then I read it today as I’m reading through the Bible, and now you’ve mentioned it. I think God is trying to get a message through to me!
That happens to me too. I think this Scripture must be telling you something. It seems very fitting for what happened this week in Paris.
Thank you for hosting! I enjoyed reading your post! Thanks for sharing the helpful hints. I cannot seem to memorize anything, and these are wonderful tips!
I had trouble memorizing too- that’s why I am trying to help others. By taking it one verse at a time maybe we can help one another learn His Word.
I love the verse for this week because I’ve been getting the truth of it every day for the past two months. In October, I read James every day, and this month I’m reading I Peter every day. They both write about the impermanence of man and use the grass metaphor.
I’ve been thinking about you as I read and reviewed the book that I linked to the site today, because you have so clearly found your vocation here in this space.
Thanks for being a blessing!
Your words are such a blessing to me. Thank you for taking time to write your thoughts. May you continue to delve deeply into His Word.
Thanks for your encouragement in this delving!