13th May AM – Joshua 1

The book of Joshua begins with a calling to Joshua, Moses’s assistant, to bring the people of Israel into the Promised Land. What is the source of his courage in the face of this daunting task?

Rejoicing at the Hearing of God’s Word (Neh. 8 vv. 9-12)

In the preceding verses, we’ve seen how there was an almost unprecedented enthusiasm to hear the Word of God among the returned exiles. Now, in these verses, we see the people’s mourning because of their sin, and strangely, a rebuke for it. Why do the Levites try to quell this sorrow?   …for this day…