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Christian Devotional – February 4, 2020

Day 35 – Servants. After the list of names of the people, there was a list of the names of those who were servants. Read Nehemiah 7:39-60.

The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973; the sons of Immer, 1,052; the sons of Pashhur, 1,247; the sons of Harim, 1,017. The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodevah, 74. The singers: the sons of Asaph, 148. The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, 138. The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, the sons of Keros, the sons of Sia, the sons of Padon, the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephushesim, the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, the sons of Bazlith, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha. The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida, the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Amon. All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392.
Nehemiah 7:39‭-‬60 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/neh.7.39-60.NASB

This list of names is different from the other because the people are specifically called out for their positions of service. Some were priests. Some were Levites. Some were other temple servants. But in the end, they are all listed and recognized as those who served God.

Would we be recognized and called out as someone who serves God? Is our desire to serve him and to be obedient to him something that is forefront in our mind and part of our every day life? If not, why not? Jesus Christ came as a servant and he indicated that we are to be like him. We are to serve others and to serve God. What does our service look like today?

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