Reading in Nehemiah 7-8, the wall around Jerusalem was finished but the safety of the city depended more on the inhabitants than upon its walls so God put in Nehemiah’s heart the desire to start the process of returning the exiles to the city.
Once they had settled in, the people assembled together for the reading of God’s Word. They all prayed before the reading and instruction was given during the reading so that it would be understood; therefore applied in their life. As a result of the people’s understanding of the law, they celebrated with great joy for eight days; feasting, reading God’s Word, and proclaiming it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem.
As explained in today’s passage, each day with God can be amazing because we have a chance to study God’s Word and pray. Always remember that prayer is our greatest power because we are speaking to the ONE who already has the answer.