So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. Then he read from it . . . from morning until midday.
In the prestigious American Political Science Review, a study surveyed the political literature from the era of America’s founding. Which writings did the Founding Fathers consult when establishing the new nation? The study showed that the Bible was cited more frequently than any writings of European political theorists—especially the book of Deuteronomy.
The beginning of any endeavor requires a firm foundation. When the nation of Israel sought to regain their nationhood after the captivity in Babylon and Persia, the leaders did what the Founding Fathers of America did: They made the Word of God as their guiding source of spiritual and moral light. The leaders called the people into the center of Jerusalem and had Ezra read the Law from daybreak until noon. The people wept as they remembered that it was their disregard for God’s Word that had sent them into captivity seventy years earlier.
Whether you are beginning or continuing, a major endeavor, keep the Word of God central as you go. And don’t deviate from it.
The Word of God is either absolute or obsolete. Vance Havner