On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing.) When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign descent.” NIV

‘’All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work’’ (2 Timothy 3:16,17)

When the people heard god’s Word, they allowed themselves to be ‘corrected’ by it. They repented. They took immediate steps, or so it seems, to put right what they had discovered to be wrong. So as we read and study our Bibles and listen to sermons, let us do so with a willingness to change.

‘’As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead’’ (James 2:26).