by Benjamin Munsell on July 19, 2019
And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, ALL THE PEOPLE STOOD UP: (for the reading of the Word), And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. So they read in the book in the law of God DISTINCTLY, and GAVE THE SENSE, and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites THAT TAUGHT THE PEOPLE, SAID unto all the people, THIS DAY IS HOLY unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept (for Joy), when they heard the words of the law. Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is Holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH. Nehemiah 8:5-6,8-10. Let's just say this was one huge Bible Study, AND ALL THE PEOPLE GOT IT. They all came to an understanding of The Word, the Law, and what God was truly trying to say to them. Yes, The Law has no Mercy and Grace in it by itself, but when the Lord gives UNDERSTANDING to His Word, then all the people understand that the Lord IS Merciful and Gracious to all who will Follow Him in all their ways and days. Can YOU have this same Joy? Absolutely YES. Read and study the Bible, it is the Word of Christ and He is everywhere throughout ALL the Bible. ASK for Knowledge and Understanding of what you are reading and THAT will bring the Great Joy of the Lord into and through ALL your Life, here, AND the One later. The Bible is a Love Story all about the Lord and why He made us. THAT will bring Joy unspeakable into ALL your day, as Christ gets ALL the Glory all your day long. Both YOU AND HE can't help but Rejoice in ALL the Work of His Hands. Now you can, AND WILL, Be Blessed.