Insights on Today's Reading
Nehemiah 8 - Ezra held an important role as a scribe in the rebuilt city of Jerusalem. As the people were rejoicing over the completion of the wall, Ezra brought the Book of the Law of Moses and opened it in front of all the people. Verse 8 gives a great way to understand how to read the Word of God to the public. He "read distinctly...gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading." He then encouraged the people to rejoice, for "the joy of the Lord is your strength" verse 10!
Nehemiah 9 - Now is a time for the people to confess and repent from any known sins in their lives. The Levites led the congregation in prayer, praise, and confession to God. The prayer you will read gives a synopsis of God's hand upon the Jews and their rebellion against Him. But note the grand words of praise and exaltation of the Lord in verses 5,6 and throughout the remainder of the prayer.
Nehemiah 10 - A covenant was made to the Lord and those that signed it are listed. They promised to obey God's Laws and live separated lives from the nations around them.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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