Our Attitude toward God’s Word

Text: Nehemiah 8

Attitude of the Listeners (v. 1-6)

  • They wanted to hear (v. 1)
  • They paid attention (v. 3)
  • They were not in a hurry (v. 3)
  • They respected it (v. 5)
  • They were humble (v. 6)

How the Speaker Presented It (v. 7-8)

  • Read from the book
  • Translated to give the sense – explained it
  • Caused them to understand

Response to God’s Word (v. 9-18)

  • Mourning (v. 9)
  • Rejoicing (v. 12)
  • Do what God’s word instructs (v. 13-18)

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