When the people gathered to hear Ezra read God’s Law after years of sinful neglect, what they heard impacted them in practical ways. Their response to God’s Law revealed the people’s hearts, declared their allegiance and demonstrated their needs. Alistair Begg reminds us that God’s Law pinpoints and defines sin. As long as we view sin as trivial or embarrassing, we will not make progress in the Christian life.
1Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.
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