Nehemiah 9:20 Careful

Nehemiah 9:20 (KJV)
Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

Here is ground to tread cautiously. 

The context has to do with the evil character of Israel’s fathers. 
Nehemiah 9:16 (KJV)
But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

Despite all of that, because God is, vs. 17, “ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness,” they had not been forsaken. 

God gave them: 

  • His good Spirit
  • Food for their mouths and 
  • Water for their thirst

Oh, people of God – do not take such grace for granted. God is all that the Bible says He is. That includes that He is a consuming fire. Carefully heed His Word, cautiously interpret its truths. Constantly check that you continue on a good path with Him. 

No Christian can lose the salvation Christ gives us, but all Christians are called upon to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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