Monday, February 7, 2011

B90 Days – Thoughts from week 6


Readings for the week: 1 Chronicles – Nehemiah

Here’s just a few random thoughts from my readings this week. There was so much good stuff, but with this pace, I just have to keep reading!

*Asaph’s song in 1 Chronicles 16 is chock-full of good stuff! Here’s my favorite part:

1 Chronicles 16:10-11 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

*I also had lots of thoughts as I was reading Nehemiah. I can’t remember the last time I read the whole book of Nehemiah, and I really enjoyed it. I thought the format was very interesting, how it was a history of events told from the first person perspective interspersed with prayers to our God.

The part I liked the best was Nehemiah 8:9-12

And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep." For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. 10Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." 11So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved." 12And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

Oh, that the joy of the Lord will be my strength today!


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