Bible Truth: Selfishness is the sin that destroys all efforts at great success.
Memory Verse: “So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of the earth: and they left off to build the city.” – Genesis 11:8
Bible Truth: Nehemiah expected the Israelites to remember and observe the Sabbath.
Memory Verse: “And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.” – Nehemiah 13:22
Bible Truth: Nehemiah’s portrayal of the dedication of the wall is an act of worship and thanking God.
Memory Verse: Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and the children also rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard afar off. – Nehemiah 12:43
Bible Truth: The Festival of Booths and Ezra’s readings were an observation of the Israelites’ wilderness exile and the giving of the Law.
Memory Verse: “So the whole assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and sat under the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun until that day the children of Israel had not done so. And there was very great gladness.” – Nehemiah 8:17 (NKJV)
Bible Truth: As an act of worship, Ezra prepared gifts of precious metals to be carried by the priests and Levites to the house of God in Jerusalem.
Memory Verse: “And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.” – Ezra 8:28 (KJV)
Ezra 3:8-13 Bible Truth: God is a restorer. Memory Verse: And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. – Ezra 3:11