Powered by 4 - February 16, 2018

God First

Today's reading: Nehemiah 10:1-39

Nehemiah 10 provides us with the details of the covenant the Israelites entered into with God. The people commit "to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord and his rules and his statutes" (vs. 29). A primary emphasis of fulfilling this covenant was giving back to the Lord through a variety of offerings, giving of firstfruits and tithing.

Reading about the details of this covenant was good for me today because it prompted me to do some self-assessing about my own spiritual condition and my actions and words as I follow and serve God. If our goal is to grow spiritually and serve God more fully, it's to our benefit to occasionally pause, do some self-assessing and then take corrective action.

Think about following God fully and giving Him your best offerings and firstfruits. On a perfect day/week/month, what would that look like in your life? In what area(s) do you need to make adjustments so that you are following and serving God to the fullest Tami

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