Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nehemiah, Day 4 Readings

After Remembering Their History, the Covenant Renewed  

Today's reading describes how the Israelites continued to reestablish their faith practices under the leadership of Nehemiah.  First, the long history of the Hebrews was recounted, from Abraham through the exile -- a reminder of how God dealt with the chosen people through the generations, with special emphasis on the times that God provided for the people.  After this, Nehemiah encouraged the people to reconfirm the covenant with God, with special provisions to start observing the sabbath again and to provide tithes and offerings to support the Temple and the priesthood.

Read Nehemiah 9:1-10:39  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Nehemiah 9-10 today.