Stand Up and Praise the Lord
Nehemiah 9:5-8 Key verse 9:5b
They said to the people, "Stand up. Praise the Lord your God. He lives for ever and ever!"
Read verse 5. Who led the people in praising the Lord? What attitude do we need to praise the Lord (1Thes)? Why is it important that the Lord’s name be praised and lifted above every other name?
1 Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.”
Read verse 6. What was the people’s first praise topic? How does God’s creation work show that he is the one and only Lord? Why must all people worship him?
Read verses 7-8. What was the people second praise topic? What did the Lord God do for Abraham (three things)? What can we learn from God who kept his covenant promise with Abraham?