Stand Up and Be Counted (Nehemiah 10:1 – 27)

In this passage, the names of al the leaders of Judah who signed the covenant document were listed.  The governor, Nehemiah, numerous priests, Levites, brethren and leaders were listed and placed their seal on this document of the covenant.

While this may not seem like a deep theological moment in the Bible, it has significance in one important area:  these leaders were willing to stand up and be counted for the kingdom of God.  They put their name on the line and declared their allegiance to the king, the Lord God.  In so doing, they identified with the Lord.  The question one might ask here is, “In what ways are you identifying with the Lord?”  These men knew that they were signing a document that could potentially bring them further scrutiny, persecution, and war from their enemies, but they signed the document anyway.  Today, follow the example of these hungry, passionate Judeans.  Stand up and be counted!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: