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Nehemiah 9:1-15

As we move into Nehemiah 9, we also see the people of Israel moving into a season of confession with worship. Once again, God's Word is central to this gathering and what takes place there. "And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day" (vs. 3). After this the people then spend another quarter of the day confessing and worshipping. A key component of this time was recognizing who God is and all that He had done for Israel (verses 9-13).

So what does Nehemiah 9:1-15 tell us about the importance of looking back and remembering what God has done in the past? What does it show us about telling others? Tami W.

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HI TAMI

WE ALL LEARN BY OUR OWN EXPERIENCE OR THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT TO US OR PRACTICALLY DEMONSTRATED TO US, THIS IS WHY GOD RECORDED THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE BIBLE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. TECHNOLOGY AT THIS MOMENT PROVIDES THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR LEARNING AS WITH THE INTERNET, CELLULAR PHONES AND CAMERAS WE CAN SHARE EXPERIENCES INSTANTLY FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

BY LOOKING BACK AND REMEMBERING THE PAST GOODNESS OF GOD WE ARE ABLE TO SHARE WITH THE "NOW GENERATION" SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF COMING TO KNOW THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH WHO LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE DIED FOR US ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY.

GOD COULD BUT DOES NOT FORCE US TO LOVE HIM AS WE HAVE THE GIFT OF FREEWILL. WE CANNOT FORCE OTHERS TO LOVE GOD BUT WE DO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SHARE GOD WITH OTHERS SO THAT THEY WILL COME TO LOVE HIM AS WE DO AND BE ABLE TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH FUTURE GENERATIONS.

IF WE TRULY LOVE GOD THEN WE MUST SHARE GOD WITH OTHERS THE BEST WAY THAT WE CAN AFTER ALL GOD SHARED HIS SON WITH US EVEN UNTO DEATH ON A CROSS AND HE HAS PROMISED THAT HE WILL SHARE HIS ETERNAL INHERITANCE WITH US IN THE FUTURE.

REGARDS IN CHRIST

CECIL

One of the most significant areas of growth in my faith has been a keener understanding of where God has clearly been present in my life. However, this often is much more obvious after the fact. Acknowledging this in praise often puts me in a state of awe due to the realization of how poor I often am at recognizing it in the moment. By stating this, especially in a testimony to others, it strengthens me (and hopefully them) to face what God has in store for me (us) since I am more cognizant of the fact that He is with me, has always been with me, and will never not be with me. Without a constant intentional effort to recognize this through praise and thanksgiving, I am all too capable of not carrying this strength with me as I should.

Blessed be the Lord our God for He is good!

Wow the Isrealites were reading the bible 1/3 of the day before Praising and confessing. I think that is how long. Imagine having a service just like that. Everyone together reading His word and sharing in it. Then praising him and confessing our sins. I think that would be amazing. :o) Blessings to you today!

I still think the best testimony we can give is what God has done in our lives and what He means to us. I think we should probably learn some about apologetics which can some in helpful sometimes.
Also, I know it gives me a lot of confidence knowing that God has supplied work for me and divine appointments when needed.

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