The leaders of the people were living in Jerusalem, the holy city. A tenth of the people from the other towns of Judah and Benjamin were chosen by sacred lots to live there, too, while the rest stayed where they were. And the people commended everyone who volunteered to resettle in Jerusalem. – Nehemiah 11:1-2
Heavenly Father, help us to commit to serving others through our local church. Holy Spirit, show us how our talents, gifts, and time could make an eternal difference in the lives of people who don’t know you. Jesus, stir us up, make us aware of the needs of a lost world. Use us for Your Glory. – In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen.