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Thought for the Day by Matt Jones (Associate Minister for Music)
A real New Years resolution
We are back in the post-exilic period again! (See 08/01 for Ezra thought for the day)
This time we are in the account of Nehemiah. Ezra is involved, you can find him back in chapter 8, and with the other priests and Levites they are teaching and instructing the people. It may be worth you slowly reading through these chapters at another time, but to give you a summary:
Chapter 8 - Ezra and co. teach people what God’s word says
Chapter 9 - The people realise they haven’t lived rightly before God, according to His word, and confess their sins
Chapter 10 - After confessing their sin, the people recommit to God with promises.
This pattern we see in Scripture often. God’s Word leads people to repent and to recommit to God.
I don’t know if you made a New Years Resolution this year. To be honest, I think it’s gone out of fashion. It could be because people don’t really want to commit to change! It’s much easier to attempt to live up to standard you didn’t promise. But when faced with real truth, the truth of God’s Word, it cuts us to the quick (Hebrews 4:12) and we need to change.
So maybe you didn’t make a New Years Resolution this year, but there is always a good moment to turn to God, confess our sins and failings to Him, and to recommit this year and the rest of our live to Him.
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