How is a man made right in Godâ€™s eyes? For those ignorant of the history of the church, this doctrine is often taken for grated, if it is even thought of at all. But men and women have died for this great doctrine.
Great men of faith like Martin Luther said, "Justification is the article where the church stand or falls." John Calvin said, Justification is the â€śmain hinge on which religion turns.â€ť
Today, people still reject Jesus. They still hate the light. They still think that judgment from God will never come. But as the judgment on Jerusalem and Israel proves, God may be slow to judge and patient with the rebels, but he will not put off his judgment forever. God will one day act, and all the earth, both living and dead, will be judged.
The people in Nehemiah 10 werenâ€™t rich, they were poor. They didnâ€™t have a lot of free time, many hadnâ€™t had a chance to rebuild their own house. They werenâ€™t super-religious, they were just serious about following their God. How about you? Are you serious? How does it show in your life?