Genesis 20, Matthew 19, Nehemiah 9, Acts 19

If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Genesis 20, Matthew 19, Nehemiah 9, Acts 19. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Nehemiah 9.

Nehemiah 9 records one of the longest, most eloquent prayers in all of the Bible. It was a prayer offered on a day of confession and worship. In this prayer, God is glorified as Creator (v. 6), as covenant-maker with Abraham (vv. 7-8), as deliverer from Egypt (vv. 9-12), as lawgiver and provider for Israel in the desert (vv. 13-15). Yet, despite all of God’s goodness, his people were disobedient and rebellious against God (vv. 16-18), yet God was merciful to them despite their spiritual unfaithfulness (vv. 17b-21). The prayer continued by recounting God’s faithfulness and grace to his people and their response of disobedience in the other periods of Israel's history.

What is the value of praying through the spiritual history of yourself and your people? Post your thoughts and answers to this question in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And, feel free to post your own questions from any of the passages we read today as well as answer and interact with the questions and comments of others. Have a great day; we'll talk scripture again tomorrow.