Nehemiah Chapter 9

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Nehemiah 9

1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

4 Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto the Lord their God.

5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

7 Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

9 And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea;

10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.

11 And thou didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

12 Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go.

13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:

14 And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:

15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.

16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.

20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

22 Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.

23 Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.

24 So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.

25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

28 But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the land of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;

29 And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

31 Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.

32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.

33 Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:

34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them.

35 For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:

37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

38 And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.

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47 thoughts on “Nehemiah Chapter 9

  1. Oh what a revelation of God’s goodness and grace upon His people is revealed in this chapter. Unfortunately it is also true today how people so easily forget this goodness and grace as verse 28 says MSG “But as soon as they had it easy again they were right back at it—more evil”. The Lord has blessed us so much and we cannot afford to forget how the Lord has brought us through. Speak peace upon every aspect of your walk and rejoice in knowing His peace.

  2. Oh what a revelation of the goodness and grace of our God is revealed in this chapter. Unfortunately it also shows how true it continues to be today, that so many forget this goodness and grace as verse 28 MSG says “But as soon as they had it easy again they were right back at it—more evil.” We cannot afford to forget how blessed we really are and all that the Lord has brought us through. We must speak peace upon every aspect of our walk and rejoice in knowing His peace.

  3. Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:
    Nehemiah 9:33 KJV
    http://bible.com/1/neh.9.33.KJV

    There will never be a day that we won’t need GOD, wicked we are “with” HIM then how are we without HIM……..

  4. 16. But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

    17. And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

    Oh, how He loves us! People still behave today the way people did then, yet He is still gracious, merciful, and faithful to forgive us!

  5. 36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:

  6. 17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

    Sometimes we believe we’ve finally done it—we’ve failed God so badly that he’ll never forgive us. There’s nothing worse than knowing you’ve messed up in a big way. You feel stupid, you feel guilty, and you feel sick to your stomach. However, God tells us over and over that his mercy is much bigger than our worst mistakes.

    Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. … You have seen my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you. … Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink. … Psalm 69

    The fact that we recognize our sin and feel badly about it should give us encouragement for several reasons. For one thing, a lot of people sin and don’t think there’s anything wrong with it – yet God has opened our eyes to seeing how destructive it can be. God does not want us to live with guilt. He wants us to know and fully experience His forgiveness. Satan is the “accuser of the brethren”, meaning that Satan will try to convince us that God could never love us. We need to recognize those thoughts as lies and instead choose to believe God.

  7. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them. MSG
    God loves us and will take care of us!

  8. Majority of this chapter is like a reflection. Never forget where the Lord has brought you from, where you could have ended up without Him. He is so gracious and merciful; Thank You Jesus! JESUS today YOU will SAVE me!!

  9. 19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.

    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
    Even after all the rejection that God’s people gave him thank God that mercy said no! And He stayed with his people and guided them through the wild weness. Not only that but God had fresh mana to feed there bodies and to nourish them. We serve a great God who cares for and takes care of us!

  10. MERCY LEADS THE REBELLIOUS TO PROTECT THE SUBMITTED

    16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
    17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
    18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
    19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.
    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
    21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

    Deception is deadly, however it is a slow death, lie by lie, sin by sin, rebellion by rebellion. Deception stems from PRIDE, PRIDE is revealed through REBELLION or REBELLING which is birthed by stubbornness. Being asked or challenged to do something we don’t really want to do.

    Deception is fueled by the MERCY of GOD. The result of the LOVE of GOD is GRACE or “space to repent”. The adversary uses this gift from GOD to deceive the stubborn to believe that they are right or ok because GOD has not judged them.

    GOD in his Mercy will not judge all of mankind until judgment day. He did that in the flood and the sin that was before the flood yet remained after the flood.

    MSG
    But they, our ancestors, were arrogant;
    bullheaded, they wouldn’t obey your commands.
    They turned a deaf ear, they refused
    to remember the miracles you had done for them;
    They turned stubborn, got it into their heads
    to return to their Egyptian slavery.
    And you, a forgiving God,
    gracious and compassionate,
    Incredibly patient, with tons of love—
    you didn’t dump them.

    I receive this WORD of caution today to examine my heart, my will and my attitude toward GOD and HIS people and the Spiritual Leader that he called me to follow. We witness in this chapter that generations later the grandchildren of those carnal, stubborn, stiff necked, hard headed people that GOD had Mercy on find themselves in bondage again.

    Do not assume that because GOD has not judged our sins, bad attitudes, rebellions or disobediences that he has overlooked or forgotten them. We should fall on our faces and thank GOD for HIS MERCY and thank GOD for those that are SUBMITTED to the will of GOD. It is possible that GOD did not kill all of Israel in the wilderness in order to protect Joshua and Caleb in order to see the day when Joshua would cross over Jordan.

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  11. The people repeatedly went back and forth from obedience to disobedience. God was gracious to forgive them. But as anyone with any common sense if someone continually steps on your toe you soon will stay away from that person. Although God is merciful and just to forgive us daily I wonder how many added blessings we sometimes miss the midst of disobedience. I recall a story about a surprise that was planned for an individual that was always repeatedly late for events. They were told not to be late, this day especially because if they were they would miss out.
    You guessed it, they were just a few seconds late but the airplane ride that was schedule for them a surprise something they had wanted a long time was missed. The pilot could not wait. How sad the person was something they had wanted to do for a long time but because of one act of neglect, disobedience, or just maybe a mishap of a day. Yes God is merciful but I do not want one act of disobedience to cause me to miss the rapture.
    In that moment of disobedience it be the sound of the trumpet and I would miss what I have been waiting for for a life time.

  12. 2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    As children of God we should separate our selfs from the ways of the world but also spread the gospel while walking on our way.

  13. iLove to Grow in the Word
    30) In your love, you were patient with them for many years. You sent your Spirit, who warned them through the prophets. But still they wouldn’t listen! So once again you allowed the peoples of the land to conquer them. 31But in your great mercy, you did not destroy them completely or abandon them forever. What a gracious and merciful God you are!

    When we refuse to listen to the Spirit of the Lord and the man of God, the Lord allows the people of the land to conquer the saints. Wow, what does that mean? It sounds like what Sister Smith was talking about Sunday Morning. The spirit of this land has taken many hostages and many captive.

    What do we do to get back to where we need to be? We need to resign the covenant of unity. We need to do exactly what the Children of Israel did…We need to conquer through unity and commitment.

  14. We cannot be two faced with God, he knows all. We cannot continue to do what he had told us not to do. I personally want to see Jesus so doing what he wants us to do and keeping his golden rule is my lifeline. I want to go to heaven and I want to see Jesus.

  15. 3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

    The word of God brought the people to repentance. They spent a large amount of their day devoted to God.

  16. 27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

    28 But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the land of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;

    We seve such a merciful God that we sometimes use it as a bypass to sin, but that was never what his mercy was for, it was created because yes we sin, yes we mess up sometimes and the only way to make it heaven is to have that mercy applied to our life but it is not to give us an excuse to sin. Instead of abusing His mercy let’s be greatful for it!

    One other thing that stuck out to me in these verses were that they always cried out to the name of God when they were in distress but when He delivered them there was never a cry of praise in return! How many times have we ourselves cried out to him in our time of need but never turned back to praise Him? To overcome this we must praise Him before our distress, in our distress, and after our distress!! Lord help me to never forget this!

  17. 31 Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.

    We can see what a merciful God we serve from the testimony written in this chapter. We should also see that as soon as the people prospered, they backslid. This should serve as a warning to us today, to learn to serve him whether we abound or are abased as Paul wrote, being obedient and consistent in our daily walk with him.

  18. 7 Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

    I am reminded of Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Could it be possible that before God chose Abraham He called out to others before him?

  19. Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. And they stood up in their place and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day and another fourth part they confessed and Worship the Lord their God. Then stood upon tell stairs of the Levites, Jeshua, and BanI, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, and Chennai and cried with a loud voice unto thr Lord their God.

  20. Nehemiah 9:31, “Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.”

    God is still a Gracious and Merciful God today. He never changes.
    “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Heb.13:8)

    Thank You JESUS for your GRACE and MERCY!!

  21. 26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

    27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

  22. 17. And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

    Eventhough we are stubborn and stiffneck people is lookinh for ways to bless us. He never ceases to amaze us! Im so underserving of his goodness. God is a merciful God. God help us not to take your kindness for granted.

  23. 20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst. 21 For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.

    Gods mercy and grace is so big even when we don’t follow Him. Doesnt mean that we should take advantage of the almighty and powerful God to do our own will and not His will. God loves us but doesn’t mean we will get away from judgement. We must prepare and keep preaching the name of Jesus……even though many don’t believe or want God. Don’t follow your own will but follow the Lord just like Noah did.

  24. 31 Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.

  25. 29 And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

    The Heart of the Lord is towards His people. Oh how he loves us! Time and time again although he may be appear to be distant he is always watching and ready to listen. He is for us and what He wants is for us to want him the same way.

  26. 17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

    18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

    19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.

    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

  27. 16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

    17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

  28. 9 And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea; 11 And thou didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

    The word of God (Jesus) identifies places for a reason. Many war ships, personnel and myself served around the clock for close to a year in the Red sea in the ninety’s. Albeit I would return again nearly a decade later to serve another tour in the hot dry sand; however this time it would all be on land and not at sea. Even still this afforded myself and others with the opportunity to place our feet on the Promised Land. The Red sea is enormous as is Mount Carmel, and very humbling when one considers what God (Creator) made possible for his people (creation). Dear God, help us too never forget there is always a way with you. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  29. “Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.” Praise and magnification of the Lord is what they were doing then, and what we must likewise do today. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised. God help us too never forget that you are worthy of all praise, in Jesus name.

  30. 3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

    It’s always good to review the Law of the Lord on a daily basis.

    The people read the law, saw the faithfulness of God and still was disobedient. The law of the Lord is for the perfecting of the saints, and if we will read it and apply it daily, we will see the principles within take shape in our own lives.

    His Word will keep us from falling.

  31. 27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

    Sometimes God lets us get caught up or in trouble just so that we will call out to him. He is a merciful
    God.

  32. 28 But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the land of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;

    Many times we mess up as new or even seasoned Christians, and it is only because of His still His unfailing love and mercy that

    • Many times we mess up as new or even seasoned Christians, and it is only because of His unfailing love and mercy that He continues to deliver us.

      Sorry I am all thumbs tonight.

  33. Nehemiah 9:23 (MSG)
    23 You multiplied children for them,
    rivaling the stars in the night skies,
    And you brought them into the land
    that you promised their ancestors
    they would get and own.

    Obtaining and remaining are two different things. When God makes us a promise he will always keep his word. But whether or not we keep that promise is up to us.

    If he promises that we will pastor a church and we get the church but then do something illegal and go to jail he kept his promise but we did not remain in it.

    Promises are two sided. God does his part, and we do our part. If we are not willing to live for him, and obey his word we may receive the promise but we may not get to keep it long.

    It is the father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom. But no king would give his kingdom to an unfaithful servant.

  34. Nehemiah 9:27 So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

    Nothing that happens to us happens but any other reason than by Gods permission. The devil has no authority over Gods children, unless we give it to him.

    By our own enticing of our flesh, we give ourselves to this worlds pleasures and therefore giving or backs to God. But thanks be to God, that hears us from heaven and has great compassion to deliver us and rescue us from the hands of our enemies.

  35. And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.(Nehemiah 9:17 KJV)

    God is graciously willing to forgive even in the middle of his people’s rebellion. He wants them and us to turn back to him in repentance. No matter the sin be it a hard heart of rebellion or not he will forgive our sins if we repent. The only time it is too late is when we have no life in us.

  36. 2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    It’s the will of God that we turn away from sin and separate ourselves from the world and live a righteous life.

  37. 19“But in your great mercy you did not abandon them to die in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud still led them forward by day, and the pillar of fire showed them the way through the night.

    Thank you Lord for your mercy daily. The Lord could and let us be, and have nothing to do with us, but instead he loves us and forgives us!

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