The Name and the Book

When Nehemiah prayed, he summarized the history of the Israelites and all that God had done for them. He concluded by saying, “You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his servants and all the people of his land; for You knew that they acted arrogantly, and You made a name for Yourself as it is this day.” (Nehemiah 9:10, emphasis mine)

Through scribes such as Ezra, who copied and read the scriptures to the people, and prophets such as Nehemiah, who gave God’s message to the people, the reputation of God spread outward from one tiny region of the globe. Today, His Name is known throughout the world. Strangely enough in our materialistic age, God continues to be the subject of many controversial best-sellers, and the Bible continues to be the best-selling book of all time.

What makes the Bible different from all other books? We uncover part of the answer in Paul’s letter to Timothy. “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16-17)

From August readings for Days 14, 15, and 16
Nehemiah 8, 9, and 10
Proverbs 12:1-14, 12:15-28, and 13:1-12
Luke 17:20-37, 18:1-8, and 18:9-17
II Timothy 2:14-26, 3:1-9, and 3:10-17

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