The life of faith is not a constant positive trajectory, there are highs, lows, and plateaus. In this sermon from Nehemiah 13, we learn how we can remain faithfully obedience through it all.
As God's chosen people we are set free to celebrate defiantly the goodness that God has lavished upon us. In order to so, we must be a people who are faithful in thankfulness.
When we understand that the biblical story is our story we see that God, in his goodness, relentlessly pursues us. This true revealed in these passage helps us to enjoy God truly.
As Nehemiah 8 shows us, God is for us; therefore, we can have joy in any circumstance.
We can often face opposition to following God's will and walking in obedience. In this text, Nehemiah shows us that God's faithfulness helps us press on through opposition.
True faithfulness is a product of rightly fearing God. When we fear God rightly we understand ourselves and mission correctly.
Knowing that the battle can be won encourages faithfulness. We fight because God fights for us and he has won the victory.
Prayer is not an excuse for lack of obedience. While prayer is vital, believers must be willing to act according to God's will.
The first step in any circumstance is to pray. As this passage in Nehemiah reveals prayer is the foundation for faithfulness.