We continued to read of those who went up to Jerusalem today as mention was made of the Priests and Levites. The responsibilities of this group was also mentioned as Israel continued to rebuild and reestablish their life of worship in Jerusalem.
Later on, we read of the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres. When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall of Jerusalem.
As we draw near to the end of the book of Nehemiah, we could see that much has indeed been done by way of restoration. The wall rebuilt, worship restored, dwellers settled in Jerusalem and other cities, all because a man with a passion and heart for God and his land took action.
What would you do for God? What would be said of you?
Some verses to remember
43: Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.