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Under Gods Command

Title: The Nehemiah Beat Down. 

Nehemiah 13:25 I rebuked them and called cures down on them. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath in God’s name and said: “You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you take there daughters in marriage for your sons or for your selves.

Nehemiah was filled with righteous indignation at the blatant way the Jews were breaking God’s laws and disregarding the covenant they had previously reaffirmed. The people had promised not to allow their children to marry pagans, but during Nehemiah’s absence, the people had been intermarrying, breaking their solemn covenant with God. Nehemiah’s severe treatment of these people show s the contrast between his great faithfulness to God and the people’s neglect, disobedience, and disloyalty.

Lets Bring it Home: What about the Promises we have made to God? Do we just shout in Church and raise our hands to look like we are giving worship and walking in the ways of the Lord. Then in the absence of everyone, we go out breaking all the Commands the Lord had just told us. Is God Message going in one ear and out the other? Are we going to Church to check the block? What are we doing in the absence of the Church? Remember, God sees us just not on Sunday, but every other day of the week.