Acts 2:14-47, Joshua 16-18

Acts 2:42 – And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Lord God, these early believers had such a fire in their hearts for your Word.  They had so much to learn.  They had so many things to piece together.  Many of these beleivers had been around the Bible for a long time.  They had grown up with it. But after heart surgery that God’s Spirit did on them by Peter’s preaching, they had a whole new love for your Word.  They were fully devoted to the Word of God and were committed to growing in that Word.  Lord God, fill my heart with the same devotion and dedication to your Word.  Constant devotion is easy to talk about but hard to carry out.  Complete submission to that Word is easy to say, but hard to do.  It’s much harder to stay fully devoted and focused on the Word; there are so many things that distract.  I become too familiar with the Word and I lose my awe at it, thinking that I have arrived and know it all.  It’s much harder to submit myself to its teachings, whether those teachings call me to believe something or to do something.  Lord Jesus, continue to pour out your Spirit on me that I may love your Word and devote myself to it and humble myself under it.  Make a developing follower of Jesus who is devoted to your Word.  Amen.