Today we read the fifth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians and two chapters of Nehemiah.
2 Corinthians 5 gives the assurance of the resurrection, and we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. In the meantime we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” This verse was inscribed in the New Testament given to me at my confirmation in Sweden more than half a century ago. I didn’t understand it then, but since I became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ it all started to make sense.
Nehemiah 7. Finally the wall was finished, and the chapter gives a list of the captives who returned to Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 8. Ezra read the Law and the returnees celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles.