Monday, April 2, 2012

Signers of the Covenant

[1] Now those that sealed [were], Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah, … [27] Malluch, Harim, Baanah. Nehemaih 10:1-27

Chapter ten starts as a continuation of chapter nine, naming all those who signed the covenant. Notice whose name is mentioned first, my hero, Nehemiah. Nehemiah was not ashamed to stand up for what was right. He was a leader of the community who had faith in Almighty God and was willing to stand for what he believed.

The people meant business, not just giving God “lip service” but put it down in writing. They were serious about serving God.

We live in a different time and different place, but we still need to be serious in our service to God.

God is not in the lottery business; “God let’s make a deal”.

God is not in the game business; “God I’ll do this if you do that”.

God is in the soul saving business. Once his sacrifice has been accepted (Jesus dying on the cross for our sin), He wants us to live for Him.

Make a commitment to God today; “Not my will but your will be done.”

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:3

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

Have a blessed day,

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