1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. 3 Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. Neh 7 (NKJV)
- There is restoration and guidance when we pray to God.
- God keeps His promises.
- Godly wisdom comes to those who will listen to God’s word and understand it.
Through prayer and fasting, a grieving Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem for the purpose of rebuilding a destroyed city. It was destroyed by the Babylonian Empire which, in turn, was now under the rule of the Persians.
God promised to Moses that the faithful would gather back in His chosen place even from the farthest reached of the world. (Neh 1:9). The unfaithful were scattered, and the promise of the faithful’s return was promised from the Lord.
This promise was a cornerstone in Nehemiah’s prayer. He was given leave from the Persian king to return and rebuild Jerusalem.
When the faithful were gathered in Jerusalem, Ezra, a scribe, stood in the city and read the words of God. The faithful were blessed and they all praised God.
These three points are relevant in our life.
- Rely on prayer and supplication to God when you feel good and when you are in torment.
- Remember, God has already made promises that we can rely on. He will always keep His promises.
- Read His word and understand it. Try to see, through prayer and thorough reading, what each verse means. You will be blessed by God’s word.
Then praise Him. To Him we give all glory.
Peace and His love,