Nehemiah 10:28-39 – COUNTING THE COST
Introduction – Luke 14:28-30
The people in Nehemiah’s day considered what it would cost in order to please God.
1. THE COST OF SUBMISSION Vss. 28-29
They would “…walk in God’s law…”
2. THE COST OF SEPARATION Vss. 28-30
They promised to separate themselves to walking in God’s law and not marrying off their daughters to heathen husbands (2 Corinthians 6:14).
3. THE COST CONCERNING THE SABBATH Vs. 31
The Sabbath Day would not be a day of normal business.
The implication is that the Sabbath would be set apart for God.
Today we do not celebrate the Sabbath, but we do celebrate the Lord’s Day (Sunday).
Our main responsibility on the Lord’s Day is to worship, learn and fellowship with God’s People. Hebrews 10:24-25
4. THE COST OF SHARING Vss. 32-39
The people committed themselves to supporting God’s work and God’s workers.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8-9