Nehemiah 8 - Reading The Law

Nehemiah 8:1-4 - "... and all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law." Nehemiah didn't set out to restore the people to their worship and following of God, but that is what happened. He simply cared about their fortunes and the city that God's people had called home.

Nehemiah 8:7-8 - It wasn't simply read, there were men there to make sense of it for the people.

Nehemiah 8:12 - They rejoiced -- why? "because they had understood the words that were declared to them"

Nehemiah 8:13 - The heads of houses meet with Ezra for further training and study.

Nehemiah 8:14-17 - They discovered something in the law that they hadn't been doing, not in a long time. So, they reasoned and explained that, according to the traditions handed down, things were different now, we just don't do those things anymore, and there are good reasons.

No, they saw something in the law that they weren't doing - and they did it!

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