From The New Normal: A Life Of Worship


I don’t know how anyone can claim that the Bible is not a historical document, because it’s full of chapters like the first half of Nehemiah 12. Yes, this chapter starts off with one of those lists of names that make your eyes glaze over – or ties up your tongue if you try to read them out loud. But passages like this – boring as they are – are important because we see the real people behind these powerful stories.

But the second half of the chapter is where the action is. What did the people of Israel do once the wall was complete? They worshiped, of course!

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