Words on a Page - Nehemiah 8:1-8

Updated: Jan 22

To my beloved reader, welcome to the 1st part of a three-part miniseries that considers the topic of biblical literacy. My hope and desire for these blogs is to ignite into flame a tangible awareness of our need for continual growth in & knowledge of, God’s divine Scriptures. May the Holy Spirit bring you and I to greater maturity as the redeemed of God – Colossians 1:28!

Desiring the Scriptures

Anyone reading this blog understands the weight and the power words yield. Put together in catchphrases, sentences, or even one-word imperatives like: “Stop!” “Danger!” “Have Fun!” (Ok, that’s two words😉), words have tremendous societal & personal influence, and many would agree that linked to the impactfulness of words is the reception of the one hearing or reading them. After all, don’t we all have shifting boxes where we place value and importance of what is said or written? For example:

“Instructions? Ha! I’ll have this put together in no time!”


“We are saddened and deeply grieved to inform you…”

For myself, these two examples bring laughter, embarrassment, and tears, because of their inherent value to me.

True as that is, Scripture is infinitely more significant and therefore must reign supreme in my life. For,

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Biblical literacy is greatly informed by this passage, as well as