We've been focusing our attention especially on the words of verse 2 - "But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word." In our final examination of this subject we come to the most obvious question. Now that we've seen the importance of this kind of heart, is it a possibility? How can I have a heart like this? Where does a trembling heart come from? Last week we probed into the life of King Josiah.
When the Word of the Lord was discovered as they were refurbishing the Temple, he had it read out loud to him, and it broke his heart. He knew he was hearing God in the Scriptures. He wept and tore his robes in repentance. And God blessed him for his trembling heart.
Now we will make application to us. We have many advantages over Josiah. And also greater accountability. What are the steps to take? There's no magic, for sure. But there is a way.