Nehemiah: A Hunger for the Word of God

Nehemiah 7 & 8

What are you hungry for? Your favorite dessert? A juice steak? Fresh fruit? How about The Word of God? The Holy Spirit was clearly moving in an amazing way among the people of Judah in Nehemiah’s day. Thousands of people of all ages had crowded into the open square near the recently rebuilt Water Gate in Jerusalem. Soon, a cry went up, maybe gaining volume as more and more voices joined in. “Bring the Book!” The people of Jerusalem were hungry. They were hungry for the Word of God. So, Ezra the priest brought the book of God’s Law and began to read. As he read, the Spirit moved among the people in powerful ways. Let’s explore that story together as we look at Nehemiah 7 and 8.