Nehemiah 13:3 – Immediate Obedience

Today’s Reading: Nehemiah 12:27‐13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:3‐16, Psalm 35:1‐16, Proverbs 21:17‐18

Nehemiah 13:3 – As soon as the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent.

Context: The book of Moses has been read in the hearing of the people.  They hear that they should not let Ammonite or Moabite people enter the assembly of God (Deut. 23:3-5)

Observations:

  • As soon as the people heard the law
  • They separated from Israel all those of foreign descent

Talk about immediate obedience, even though it was painfully removing people that were part of their families.

Apply: I want to be someone who hears God and obeys in this way.  Today I must walk forward ready to act in immediate obedience.  In addition, I want to teach my daughter to be someone who immediately obeys.

Is there anything that God has communicated to you that you have not responded to?

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