A Time to Build: God / The Vows
Nehemiah 9 & 10
The Greatness of God
You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
The Goodness of God
The Grace of God
Vow #1: Submission to God’s Word
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
Vow #2: Separation From the World
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14
Vow #3: Sabbath for God’s People
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Vow #4: Support For God’s Work
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7