The Book of Nehemiah Message Thirteen

4. The convenant of the people. 10:1-31

a. Their dedication to God. 10:1-18

1). The civil leader 10:1
2). The ceremonial leaders. 10:8,9
3). The community leaders. 10:14
4). The common people. 10:28

(Most likely declared their allegiance in the signing of the community leaders)
We should note that the most effective leaders are those whose decisions directly effect them as well as all of the people. Remember the example of King David in preparing the material and finances for the construction of the Temple – Refer to First Chronicles 28,29
The Call – Chosen of God to lead the nation. 1 Chronicles 28:1-6
The Consecration – declaration that the work is God’s work. 1 Chronicles 28:7-10
The Collection –

The King:1 Chronicles 29:2-3
The leaders: 1 Chronicles 29:6
The People: 1 Chronicles 29:9

b. Their declaration of intent. 10:29-33

1). To keep the Word of God in every area of their lives. 10:29
2). To keep themselves separate from the entrapments of the world. 10:30

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

3). To keep the Sabbaths of weeks and years. 10:31 (Trusting God for His provision)
4). To keep the ministry of God supplied through their giving on a regular basis.

c. Their distribution of the ministry. 10:34-39

1). The minister’s labour.
2). The minister’s provision (providing for their necessities)

We must note here again the positive influence of leadership. The leaders set the example to encourage the participation of every Israelite in separation and service unto the Lord. No group of society was excluded. All who had the will to serve the Lord according to His Word were privileged to have a part.

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I am an evangelist that enjoys Bible study and I look forward to posting outlines and receiving helpful comments. My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in 2010 and we enjoy serving the Lord together.
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