As the walls were completed, God moved Nehemiah to register the people according to their genealogy. With this, Nehemiah could know exactly who should serve as priests in the temple and Levites throughout Israel. The ones who could not be verified had to wait until the priests could be consulted.
After this, Ezra read the law to the people. Then the Levites explained the law to the people so they could understand it. while reading they realized it was time to celebrate the Feast of Booths. So they did this and had the law read to them for seven days as the people celebrated and worshiped the Lord.
Reading God’s Word is important, but it is just as important to understand it. That is why the Levites took the time to explain it. Once you understand God’s Word, you are then equipped to walk in obedience to it. For this reason, it is important to learn from those who understand the Bible and diligently study it for ourselves. And when we do understand, we should begin teaching it to others so they can understand as well. This is the call of discipleship in the life of the believer.
Do you take time to understand God’s Word as you read & hear it?