- that the people had utter respect for the law
- the people were eager or hungry to be taught.
- the people took initiative to learn from their teachers, by asking the teachers to teach.
- the teachers were very patient in teaching and taught the law by explaining paragraph by paragraph by interpretation.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Rejoice, be glad, take great delight and enjoy God
The Reading of the Law Nehemiah 8 “And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly (with interpretation, paragraph by paragraph), and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. After this, the very next day, heads of the houses of all the people, with the priests and the Levites, came together to Ezra the scribe in order to study the words of the Law. In the law they found that the Lord had commanded by Moses that the people of Israel should dwell in booths during the feast of the seventh month, and tell everyone about God, our LORD.” [Neh 8: 5, 8, 13,14] From this we learn,