Good morning people who think about the destination of their decisions
Nehemiah 13:23-24 (NIV) Moreover, in those days I saw men of Judah who had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab. Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples, and did not know how to speak the language of Judah.
We live in a time when the motto ‘If it feels good, do it’ is accentuated.
People are often leaving the instructions of God so they can fulfil their own desires. In this story, we see it happening again.
On the surface, we can see that the people of God were marrying people from foreign nations. But what does it mean? Let me explain by telling you the meaning of the names.
Ashdod means: I will spoil
Ammon means: tribal
Moab means: what father?
Judah means: praise
So let’s break it down.
The people of God (the people of praise) were marrying people who lived selfish spoiled lives, people who were tribal (it was all about them), and people who had no relationship with The Father. This is a recipe for disaster!
Oh I think I should speak about this a little more tomorrow!