Nehemiah. God put first in the City Neh: 8-10. Write a cryptic confession on one of the cards on the table. 50,000 Put God First. - Wall is built. - Ordered Nation. - Feared by neighbouring lands. - Hysteria. - Expectation. Put God First. God is central to this whole story.
God put first in the City
- Wall is built
- Ordered Nation
- Feared by
8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.
9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, "This day is sacred to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.
10 Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
The first thing they did was do what God wanted them to do.
What are you going to do?
O Sacred King, O Holy King
How can I honour You rightly, Honour that's fit for Your name?
Sacred friend, O Holy friend
I don't take what You give lightly Friendship instead of disgrace.
For it's the mystery of the universe
You're the God of holiness, Yet You welcome souls like me.
And with the blessing of Your Father's heart
You disciple the ones You love
There's kindness in Your majesty
Jesus those who recognise Your power
Know just how wonderful You are - that You draw near.