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Week 24 Day 5
The signs of revival in the rebuilt city were
and the celebration of worship.
Learn a lesson from the captivity experience
when you sin
you will suffer
Change your ways
Dedicate yourselves to being God's people
as well as in name
It's not enough to know the law
we must do it.
The issue was
how do you deal with evil
how do you live so that
you won't sin
Nehemiah promoted separation
stay with your fellow Jews
don't intermarry with those
who don't believe
in your God.
RE-CONFIRMING THE COVENANT WITH GOD We were disobedient and full of sin; forgive us. Nehemiah 9 & 10
26"Our ancestors were disobedient and rebelled,
Cast Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets.
27Therefore You delivered them to their enemies.
When they returned and cried out to You, many times
28You delivered them according to your mercies.
30"For many years You had patience with them,
And testified against them by Your Spirit and Your prophets.
31Yet they would not listen; nevertheless in Your great mercy
You did not utterly consume them nor forsake them;
For You are God, gracious and merciful.
33You are just in all that has befallen us.
You have dealt faithfully; we have done wickedly.
36The land You gave to our fathers, to eat its fruit and bounty--
Here we are, servants in it! Because of all this,
38We make a sure covenant and seal it."
28Everyone who had knowledge and understanding 29joined
with their brethren and entered into an oath to walk in God's
Law, and observe and do all the commandments. 30We would
not give our daughters as wives to the peoples of the land, nor
take their daughters for our sons; 31 if the peoples of the land
brought wares or any grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we would
not buy it on the Sabbath, or any holy day; and we would forego
the seventh year's produce and the exacting of every debt.
32We made ordinances for ourselves, to exact yearly one-third
of a shekel for the service of the house of our God. 34We cast
lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people for bringing
the wood offering at the appointed times year by year, to burn
on the altar of the Lord as it is written in the Law.
35We made ordinances to bring the firstfruits of our ground,
36and the firstborn of our sons and our cattle, as it is written in
the Law, 37to bring the firstfruits of our dough, our offerings,
the fruit from all kinds of trees, the new wine and oil, to the
storerooms of the house of our God; and to bring the tithes
of our land to the Levites.
38The Levites shall bring up a tenth of the tithes to the
house of our God, to the rooms of the storehouse. 39We will
not neglect the house of our God. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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