Nehmiah 10 - Re-commitment to the Covenant

Nehemiah 10:1-27 - Quite a few familiar names in this list of people who sealed the covenant: Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Obadiah, Daniel, Hezekiah - Are all of these the folks we are familiar with?

Nehemiah 10:28-39 - A re-commitment to the covenant tha God made with Israel, to return to the ways He commanded of them.

It's no different today than it was then. We too easily forget what we have committed to with our God and fall into the same ways the world operates under. And just like with Israel, it's not that we don't know what to do but more that we forget what God has already done. They forgot the rescue from Egypt and the blessings of the promised land, we forget the cross and the grace of Jesus.

When we forget the gospel, we act just like Israel did - blending in with the nations around us.

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Maybe it is not so much forgetting the gospel Doug.. maybe it is not integrating the gospel into our every day lives. I think that it is easy when we live from our heads to compartmentalize our belief systems.. not so easy when we live lives from of heart faith.

I meant to reply to your comment earlier, sorry.

I think you are right, but I'd say that if we remember the gospel, and with it who we are compared to who God is and who Jesus was, integrating it into our lives is a lot easier. The integration breaks down when we forget.

Over and over throughout Biblical history, God implores Israel to remember Him and all He's done for them, and when they fall and eventually repent, one of the first things they confess is that they forgot who God is and what he's done.

I think that's the main purpose behind communion, that we remember.



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