September 26, 2012

270 - The Covenant

Kathleen's thoughts

Nehemiah 9: 32-38, 10: 1-39, 12; 27-43,
Psalm 147: 1-20

God's goodness and mercy remembered
Covenant made In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement in writing on a sealed document containing the names of leaders, Levites, and priests.

The people sign the covenant 
The Covenant The rest of the people the priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and temple servants along with their wives, sons, and daughters, everyone who is able to understand and who has separated themselves from the surroundings peoples to obey the law of God - join with their noble brothers and commit themselves with a sworn oath to follow the law of God given through God's servant Moses and to carefully obey all the commands ordinances, and statutes of the Lord our Lord.

The dedication of the wall On that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy. The women and children also celebrated and Jerusalem's rejoicing was heard far away. 

The praise of God the Almighty Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.
The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.

Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus - the great Shepherd of the sheep - with the blood of the everlasting covenant, equip you with all that is good to do His will working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.


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