July 28 “Our sin, His grace” & LINKUP

grace

How do you respond when you come face to face with your own sin? Nehemiah 8.10b, “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” The wretchedness of our sin should cause us to rejoice in the amazing grace of God!

Today’s Readings:
Nehemiah 8 & 9
Psalm 89.11-18
Proverbs 21.29-31
Acts 27.27-44

Nehemiah 8 & 9:

The importance of different gifts

God was at work. He had prepared Ezra with a great knowledge of the Scriptures and Nehemiah as a great leader with the energy and gifts to accomplish the rebuilding of the walls. What a great example of how God gifts people differently and then brings them together to accomplish His work. Ezra, a great man of God, had been back in Jerusalem for twelve years, but it wasn’t until Nehemiah came that the Feast of Booths was reinstated, the walls were rebuilt and other things began to happen. Continue reading