12 July: A Covenant of Love

In an age where most relationships end in tears, today’s chapter describes one that’s unbroken by time because it exists as a “Covenant of Love”…

Read NEHEMIAH 9  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


One of the biggest reason why people don’t bother reading the Creator God’s Handbook for Life, is because they just don’t get it. The detail in the storyline, for one thing, makes it difficult just understanding what connection it has for us today!

With that said, however, I’ve noticed that Nehemiah’s description of the Creator God’s “Covenant of Love”, in today’s chapter, seems to parallel the story of my own relationship with my Maker. When I was hungry, He provided for my physical needs. And when I was spiritually and emotionally thirsty, He gave me water for a rock – refreshment for my soul in the hardest times. [v15] His Good Spirit instructs me and He’s not withheld from me His manna – the “spiritual food” of His Word. [v20] Over the past 40 years – in ‘my wanderings’ – I’ve lacked nothing, and my feet haven’t swollen from the journey that He’s taken me on. [v21] Regardless of how I’ve disobeyed and rebelled against His commands [v26], sinning against His “ordinances” – though these are where LIFE comes, if they’re obeyed [v29] – regardless of stubbornly turning my back (becoming stiff-necked and refusing to listen), the Creator God has been patient and by His Holy Spirit, He disciplines me. [v30] Therefore I’ll say:

“O my God – the great, mighty and awesome God – You’ve kept Your ‘Covenant of Love’ with me. [v32] In all that’s happened to me, You’ve been just. You’ve acted faithfully, even while I did wrong.” [v33]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the God of Love? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I’ll give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I’ll sing praises to You among the nations. Your loving-kindness is as great as the heavens and Your truth as high as the clouds. [Psalm 57:9-10]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE on Indonesia[b]
  • Your Country: Revival among Believers
  • Yourself: Faithfulness to what God wants from you
  • Your concerns for today
If I’m kind to the poor, Lord, it’s as if I’m lending to You and You’ll reward me for what I’ve done. [Proverbs 19:17]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

If I sin, I have an advocate with You Father: Jesus Christ the Righteous One. He has paid the cost for my sin and not only mine, but also for the whole world! [1 John 2:1-26]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Thank-you for what You’re planning for Your people, Father God. Your presence will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. [Isaiah 4:6]

 “For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing our Maker’s script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from His Handbook in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Our Maker’s Handbook

“Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.” [Psalm 119:11]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/indo/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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