Under the leadership of Nehemiah, the returning Jews rebuilt the wall. Now it was time to read God’s Word and call the people to repent for their sins which had caused them to be exiled. Once they repented, they were ready to praise and bless the Lord for His goodness to forgive and bring them back to Jerusalem.
And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God,who is from everlasting to everlasting.[a]”
“Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. 6 You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO RECOGNIZE AND REPENT FOR HER SINS DURING THIS FESTIVAL SEASON.