Nehemiah 9:22-37

  1. Analyse this summary (verses 6-37) of the history of God’s people. What can we learn here about the heart of God, and the heart of man?
  2. The Jews had learnt by bitter experience that disobedience brings penalty. Yet had God acted only in punishment? Cf. Ps. 130:3, 4. What can we learn from this chapter about the principles of God’s action towards his people when they sin? Cf. also Phil. 1:6; 2 John 8.