Saturday, March 1, 2008

In context

So, Here is that verse in context:

Nehemiah 8:9-11
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."
11 The Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for this is a sacred day. Do not grieve."


Aphra said...

It sounds like Nehemiah was telling them to stop naval gazing and focus on God and he picked an aspect that he thought would give them strength?

Oh, and I would give you the recipe for those cookies if I could! I got a packet of cookie mix that James' school was doing as a fundraiser. I only got one because I didn't know what they would be like- but they are awesome!!! If they do this fundraiser again I'll buy a bunch more and give you a packet too. They are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. It came up in a devotional I read this week...

It said...When they (the peoeple of Isreal) could tap into the joy that God experienced over what they had done so far (on building the wall), they would have the strength to walk the next mile and press on.