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Today in Nehemiah chapter 9 we read the wonderful prayer of the Levites! This prayer is a fantastic overview of God's grace and discipline to the Israelites.
Today in Nehemiah chapter 10 we read the vows of the people, including these in verses 30 & 31: "We promise not to let our daughters marry the pagan people of the land, nor to let our sons marry their daughters. We further promise that if the people of the land should bring any merchandise or grain to be sold on the Sabbath or on any other holy day, we will refuse to buy it. And we promise not to do any work every seventh year and to cancel the debts owed to us by other Jews." Related to the concept of the Sabbath in our modern world today, I recently came across a nice review of Bruce Ray's book titled "Celebrating the Sabbath: Finding Rest in a Restless World." Has anyone read this book? Reviews? Anyone have any other good books about the Sabbath you can recommend in the Comments section below? Thanks. How are you doing with taking a Sabbath?
Worship God: Today's readings reminded me of Casting Crowns song "Praise You in This Storm:"
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