The reading of God’s Word was taken so seriously in Nehemiah’s day. When Ezra stood up and began to read, the people stood and listened closely… from early morning to noon! (verse 3)
Everyone listened, including children who were old enough to understand.
Ezra didn’t preach. He read God’s Word.
Does your church stand for the reading of God’s Word (the whole 90 seconds it takes to read the morning passage)?
Do you read for hours, comfortably sitting in your home with a cup of coffee, listening closely to God’s Word?