Sunday, September 26

Look Back

today's reading.
Nehemiah 9:1-15    Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads...
Nehemiah 9 

think about it.
After hearing the Law, what did the people do (9:1-3)? What does worship follow here (9:3)? In 9:5, the Levites launched into praise; what stands out to you here? How is your usual worship and prayer similar to or different from this example?

the blog.
As we move into Nehemiah 9, we also see the people of Israel moving into a season of confession with worship. Once again, God's Word is central to this gathering and what takes place there. "And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day" (vs. 3). After this the people then spend another quarter of the day confessing and worshipping. A key component of this time was recognizing who God is and all that He had done for Israel (verses 9-13).

So what does Nehemiah 9:1-15 tell us about the importance of looking back and remembering what God has done in the past? What does it show us about telling others? Tami W.

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