Open the Book
We’re going to conclude our study of Nehemiah this week by taking a look at chapter 8. In a dramatic scene, Ezra stands on a platform before the people and opens the Book of the Law. The people stand up to show great reverence for the Word of God.
Not only do we see great respect for the Word of God, we see that there was also an explanation of the meaning of what was being read, helping the people to understand each passage.
I believe that it’s crucial for us to realize that God has given us gifted teachers to help us understand God’s Word and equip us for every good work.
In this message we’re going to talk about the importance of God’s Word, why we must reverence it, and why we must sit at the feet of gifted teachers to be equipped to do the ministry to which God has called us.