People of the Word

People of the Word

Nehemiah 8:1-18

At the heart of the Christian religion is a book; in the Bible our God has revealed himself.

Reformation is a recentering of God’s people upon God – his ways and commands. It must therefore involve hearing God’s word, in which he reveals these things, followed by confession and consecration.

This chapter shows us what a people are like when they have an appetite for God’s word. The people are gathered at the Water Gate in Jerusalem, in the open square, and there the word of God is read and explained to them. Their attitude is characterised by longing, understanding, reverence, joy and obedience.

King Jesus


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