Neh. 8:6 - "And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people answered, 'Amen, Amen,' lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground."
What a day to be present at the worship of God! The remnant of Israel that returned to Jerusalem from captivity had rebuilt the temple (Ezra), and had just witnessed God's provision as they labored to complete the rebuilding of Jerusalem's walls (Neh. 1-7), now they were about to undergo an intense spiritual remodeling project that began with a public reading of the Law of Moses (Neh. 8-13).
This text appropriately stands out for several reasons...Read More