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Nehemiah 12:27-13:31 | Dedications And Purifications

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Dedications And Purifications

Nehemiah 12:27-13:31

Key Verse 13:22

“Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, O my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love.”

Purification! Purification is the act of making that which had become dirty or contaminated clean again. The purification of the returned exiles— the people of God— was vital to the life of the newly rebuilt nation. The people under the leadership of Nehemiah had rebuilt the wall. The temple worship had been reinstitute. The Law had been publically read. And the people had responded to it. They had clearly seen their sins, and had publically vowed to correct the mistakes their ancestors made and to make a new beginning. They … Read the rest

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