Daily Reading – Neh. 11-12 / Acts 15:28-41
Nehemiah 12:27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
WOW! Doesn’t that sound like an exciting and joyful time? Read today’s verse again. This dedication was going to be the event everyone would want to be at. They got some really good Spiritual leaders, to lead in worship, to offer up prayers, to sing and play instruments. It sounds like this dedication stuff is exciting. They are celebrating the walls being built again that protects the city and the place of worship to their God. These are not just any old walls. These walls are being dedicated to serve the Lord, His people, and His cause. There were walls all over the world. However, these walls were different. They were there for the express purpose of serving God and his people. What a time of rejoicing this dedication would be.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Christians became that excited about dedicating their lives to the Lord. There would be this joyful worship of the God they’re called to serve. Exuberant prayers of praise and joy would be offered Him, as He joins them daily in ministry. Christian music would be played daily over and over again. Singing would fill each heart and flow out of them like the air they breathe. Sure there are people everywhere, but Christian people are different. Their lives and purpose are to serve the Lord with joy and gladness. These are not just people. These are people dedicated to lifting up the name of Jesus Christ in all they do. What a time of rejoicing this dedication should be.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
As Dedicated Christians we should live out Ps. 100:1-2 which says; “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” Dedication should be a daily cause for rejoicing.
Are you joyfully dedicated?
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