After the 70 year captivity in Babylon, a remnant of Israelites returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and restore worship. It wasn’t easy work, but it was eventually completed.
Even though the physical structures were built up, their inward lives with the Lord needed some work. The nation needed a spiritual renovation to restore a right relationship with God.
So all the people gathered and told Ezra the scribe to bring the book. They wanted and needed to hear from God’s word to reestablish their relationship with God.
We need the same—we need the Spirit of God to work through the Word of God in the hearts of the people of God. Watch our study of Nehemiah 8 as we considered the ministry of The Word.
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends