The scripture for today, September 5 (9/5), is Nehemiah 9:5a as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
Who in the world are these eight men? We know nothing about them before this event and nothing about them after this event. But they are forever memorialized in the Bible because, on this one day, within this one hour, in this one moment in time they “stood on the steps of the temple…and called with a loud voice” (Nehemiah 9:4) for the people to “stand up and praise the Lord”.
Can you do that? Can you stand and call out to people around you, “Stand up and praise the Lord your God”? Yes, you can. You can write letters to the editor, you can encourage other students of the Bible, you can start Bible studies in your home or even the internet for adults or children, you can take scripture tray favors to a hospital or nursing home.
In what way can you tell people around you to “stand up and praise the Lord your God”? List for yourself some ideas. Then stand. And act.
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