Nehemiah has an extreme reaction to the sin of the nation. He confronts those who haven’t followed God’s laws and restores the sacrifices. We’re finishing up in Nehemiah 13.23-31 this week.
The process of restoration includes humility, repentance, time to heal, a commitment to spiritual growth, a heart for ministry and a lifestyle that glorifies the Lord.
Nehemiah’s Extreme Response was…
- A result of anger that God’s people were not being obedient.
- Nehemiah 13.23, 27
- Deuteronomy 7.4
- A result of fear that history was repeating itself.
- Nehemiah 13.24, 28
- Example: King Solomon
- 1 Kings 11.1-8
- A result of sadness for the state he found the people in.
- Nehemiah 12.24
- Nehemiah 1.4
- A result of conviction that said, ‘Not on my watch.’
- Nehemiah 13.29-30
How are we to respond to a passage of such extremes?
- Sin is a big deal.
- Our sins affect those who follow behind us.
- Our sin stifles those who have discipled us.
- Repentance is necessary.
- Restoration is necessary.
Other Sermons In This Series
January 13, 2019
March 10, 2019
October 14, 2018