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Hello, God has given me something in Nehemiah 8:15 which says,

“and that they should proclaim this word and spread it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem: “Go out into the hill country and bring back branches from olive and wild olive trees, and from myrtles, palms and shade trees, to make temporary shelters”—as it is written.

Shelter: Every day Ezra read the law to the people. They worshiped, and celebrated. Then they were told that they should spread the word that they should go out to the hill country and bring  back branches from different trees, to make temporary shelters. They should make temporary shelters, and spread the word so that others would do that to.

Christians: Christians are outwardly temporary shelters. our bodies are only temporary, and our permanent home is in heaven. We’re all going to go somewhere when we die. Christians will go to heaven. So, why not join us. Why not be saved from your sins today? Jesus can and will save you, just call out to Him. He will save you. He is the way to go the heaven. He is the way the truth and the life (John 14:6). Why not come to Him today? He can bring you to eternity, and to heaven.

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians. Take care of our temporary shelter. We need to take care of our bodies. Christ died to save us, not so that we could get drunk. Though our temporary shelters are temporary, we still need to take care of them.    Here on earth we have earthly bodies, so until we get to heaven we need to take good care of what God has given us. And take good care of our temporary bodies, like the Israelites probably took care of their temporary shelters.

God: God is so good, He is so good. He has given us a body to live in. He gave His son so that we could live, He made us new temporary shelters, new creations. He loves us so much. He is almighty to save. He has saved us by giving His son on the cross for us. Jesus came down to earth to become the perfect, holy, sinless, atonement for a world full of horrid wretched sinners! He died for us! Thank You, Jesus! He loves us so much. Thank You, Lord! He gave His son for us!

Application: How does Nehemiah 8:15 apply to us? The Israelites had to go make temporary shelters. And they probably took care of them. Jesus gave His own life for us on the cross, making us new creations, and our bodies temporary shelters. And now, we take care of our bodies. Now, we should rejoice in reading God’s word, the Bible, like the Israelites worshiped when Ezra read the law. We are no longer under the old covenant law, but we should rejoice in reading the Bible. Jesus died, and gave us a way to heaven, a way to talk to God, and the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son for us. Thank You for making us new Creations in You. Please help me to draw close to You and love You more. Please help me to grow in You. Please strengthen me, and help me to be more and more like You. Please strengthen new believers, and believers who are in places that are hostile to Christians and the Gospel. Thank You for making me Your daughter. Thank You for doing so much for me. Thank You for loving a sinner like me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Way, John 14:6,

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Love, John 3:16,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Beginning verse, Nehemiah 8:15,

“and that they should proclaim this word and spread it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem: “Go out into the hill country and bring back branches from olive and wild olive trees, and from myrtles, palms and shade trees, to make temporary shelters”—as it is written.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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