Worship & Obedience
After the walls of Jerusalem were completed, the people of Israel gathered to hear the reading of the Word of God. While they were gathered, Ezra stood to read the scroll and the people responded mightily. They stood (out of reverence for the Word), they listened for hours on end so that they could learn, they wept in response to understanding their sin in light of the goodness and holiness of God, and then they responded in obedience to what was read. In chapters 8 & 9 of Nehemiah we see a pattern for how we should approach the Word of God. We should come with an appropriate posture, but we should also respond with appropriate obedience. So, where can you apply God’s Word today? This week?
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