忙しすぎるはずがない

彼らはその所に立ったままで、昼の1/4は、彼らの神、主の律法の書を朗読し、次の1/4は、告白をして、彼らの神、主を礼拝した。ネヘミヤ9:3

昼の1/4と書いてますが、原語の言い方を詳しく調べると3時間のことです。聖書を3時間読んでから3時間礼拝していた!毎日ですよ!長年、神様から離れた人たちがいて、神の助けと憐れみを受けて、感謝な気持ちだったでしょうね。今は暇な日々が多く、聖書を読まないなら、「忙しい」という言い訳は無理です。聖書を読む習慣を身につけるチャンスです。

 

And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God. Nehemiah 9:3 KJV

 

For three hours every day, they listened to the Word of God being read, and for three hours they confessed and worshipped.   There was a long period of time that they were away from God and His Word and I'm sure they were filled with happiness for His Mercy.  Right now with Corona, we have a lot of free time.  If we aren't reading the Bible every day, it's not because we are too busy.  Let's get in the habit of reading every day.