Good morning my wonderful readers!
Grab a your mug of tea or coffee and a muffin (or your breakfast) and lets dive it to the word together.
Father I thank you for this special time to gather as God’s people. I ask for your heavenly insight to guide us in this bible study this morning and in Jesus name I pray amen.
Ok lets dive in!
Today we’re diving into Nehemiah Chapter 8.
Go ahead and take as long as you need to read it. Here is the link to the scripture in case you need it:
Ok so historically we know that Nehemiah himself wrote this book and he was a very noble man in position of good character. (See Nehemiah 1:11-2:1)
He had a secular job for the Persian king before he rebuilt the city walls later on. I think while he was being prepared for greater things while he was working under the king. He was a great leader later on and always led by example.
Geographically we are in Persia right now right about 440 BC.
In Nehemiah 8: 8 it states this:
They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
Understanding that he was dedicated in making sure people knew it was good to read God’s word is important. It helps us to overcome this life that wants to tear us down. He recognized the need for people to know the word so they could live victorious lives.
Where else in the bible does it say to read it?
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
For more scriptures about reading the bible please see this link: http://www.openbible.info/topics/reading_your_bible
A few other questions we want to address/discuss today are:
- How do we even study the bible?
- Who else in the bible even studied it?
- What can we learn from those people?
We study the bible by either setting time aside personally to gain knowledge and study God's word. OR we may also gather in a group, scripture and discuss it. Much like we are doing this morning online.
Many people studied God's word in the bible. Those include the disciples and King David just to name a few.
So I leave you this morning with this last question: What can we learn from these people?
Use the discussion question to sharpen your bible skills. Who knows maybe someone today will ask you: Why do we even study the Bible? Now you're sharpen to know.
The bible also says:
Proverbs 27:17 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Thanks for diving into the word this morning with Mug & Muffin Monday. Let's stay sharp today.