Solemn and Holy

Nehemiah 8:1 (KJV)

And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

What a solemn and holy thing.

  • They had the word of God and
  • They had a man prepared by God to teach it.

The people assembled with anticipation. It was not the preacher calling them, but they the preacher. What a difference would happen if we all came to the house of God, not out of habit, not because it is expected but with expectation. We have the Word of God! Let us hear what it says.

The Word had some hard things, but they were not to weep. God has given us a solution. The Word also revealed things they had not known. They were quick to correct these errors.

Let us assemble as one man in God’s house, anxious to listen to the words of God.

To my readers:
Thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

Donate to Bible Baptist Church every time you make an Amazon purchase through this link,

For this and, more than 5400 earlier Daily Visits with God, visit There you will find daily visits going back to 2005.

If you have been blessed by this blog, please subscribe to my feed and share it with others.

For more resources from Pastor Marvin McKenzie visit

My books are available at:

Nehemiah 8:1 (KJV) Solemn and Holy



These are short devotional style daily writings. Each one is based on a specific Bible text. For more than 5000previous Daily Visits, go to

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Marvin McKenzie

Pastor, self published Amazon Author, avid student of the Bible. teacher of the Word of God in college level . Daily visit with God