THE JOY OF THE LORD
Nehemiah 8:10 ” Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is your strength.'”
The Scene: A clump of grapes, symbolic of God’s provision for His children, those He claims as His own, whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. See Revelation 21:27. Also, the grapes represent the wine that came from the crushed grapes (the atoning blood of Jesus). It was Jesus who said, “Do this in remembrance of me,” when Christians celebrate Holy Communion.
Nehemiah 9:17 “They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abound in love. Therefore you did not desert them.”
Even when God’s chosen fail Him, He does not fail those He loves, those persons who love Him and accept Him as their Lord and Savior
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