A Biblical Study

The Years of Return


          Nehemiah 9

 


 


REVIEWING HISTORY


“Because of All This We Make A Sure Covenant”

F.Y.I. CORNER



1.

STRANGERS -  (Heb. 5236) Lit. the sons of aliens

2.

THE REVIEWING OF HISTORY ...appears to take place at a time of hearing and understanding, only having an effect after being spiritually broken.

Compare similar passages:     Deuteronomy 1-3             Joshua 8, 24                             I Samuel 12                        II Chronicles 34             Psalm 105-106                Isaiah 63                       Acts 7:1-53                                   I Corinthians 10:1-6

 


 

NEHEMIAH 9

1.        After the word of the Lord had begun to be read to them, what did the Israelites do on the 24th day of the same month?    (9:2)                                                                                                                                         They “…_______________ themselves from all the ________________ and stood and _______________ their sins, and the iniquities of their ____________.”                                                                                                          

2.        How long are we told they did this?  (9:3)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

3.        What did the Levites do next?  (9:6-38)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

4.        List/compare the pattern found:                                                                                                                  THOU…                                                                   

·         Vs. 7 - Didst ___________ Abraham...

·         Vs. 9 - Didst see the ________________...

·         Vs. 10 - Didst show _______ and _______

·         Vs. 12 - Gave them __________ in the way they should go

·         Vs. 13 - Gave them right _____________, true ________, good ___________ and ___________________________.                 

·         Vs. 15 - Gave them __________ from heaven; and __________ from the rock.   

·         Vs. 21– Sustained them in the wilderness, so they lacked _____________.

·         Vs. 23 - Multiplied their _____________

·         Vs. 27 - In their time of trouble, gave them _________, delivering them from enemies

·         Vs. 30 - Many years, didst thou _________ them, and testified by thy _____________

·         Vs. 31– Did not _____________ them

        WE...

·         Vs. 16 - Dealt ____________

·         Vs. 17 - Refused to __________

·         Vs. 25 - Became _______, and _________ themselves in thy great goodness.

·         Vs. 26 - Wrought great ______________

·         Vs. 28 - After rest, did ________ again

·         Vs. 30 - Would not give ________                                                                                                                                           

5.        After this review, what did the people want to do?  (9:38)    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

      “I Would Not That Ye Should Be Ignorant” 

                                                                                                                                               

1.   DISCUSS:  Why do those within the Christian circle tend to shy away from Biblical history?                                           Consider the following:                                                                                                                                                      

       A)    Is it the term “history”?           

B)      Is it the lack of focus on the “spiritual emphasis”?                                                                                                      

C)    Is it the judgment on the ignorance of the nation of Israel?                                                                                                                                                                                                                         




2.  WHY is the study of history an important part of the Bible?  I Cor. 10:6, 11-12






3.  READ Neh. 9:2 again.  Why would the Israelites “separate themselves from all strangers” before they confessed their sins?       

       Hints: Ezra 9:12-14; Is. 61:5; Matt. 6:5-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

4.  REVIEW Question 4 above.  How does the “THOU” and  WE” compare from  the time of Israel to the time of today? 

 

q       Who actually is in view?

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

5.  REFLECT on the “ history” (past events) of your life, the lives of your parents/grandparents.  Which “THOU” and “WE” apply to your past events?   

 

 

·         What should be the response of a child of God?  Psalm 78:4-8      

                  

·         Why?  Psalm 132:12

 

 


VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

Now these things were our examples,                                                                                                   to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 

-I Corinthians 10:6


 

 

 SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER
 

·   Thank the Lord for His mercy that He has not consumed us.

·   Pray that we may not lust after evil things, as they lusted. 

           


NEXT WEEK…                  Read Nehemiah 10-11 for the study.