Whenever God starts a revival, He always begins with a key ingredient: Scripture. Through the faithful instruction of God’s Word, every revival results in the stirring of God’s people toward godliness and faithfulness.
Nehemiah 8:1–12 records one of the earliest revivals. The Israelites had been in exile for decades, and they desperately needed clear, accurate, and practical exposition of the long-forgotten law of Moses. Ezra offered exactly what they needed, and the people responded eagerly.
Watch this scene unfold in your mind’s eye as Pastor Chuck Swindoll offers an exposition on how an accurate understanding of Scripture can lead to repentance, obedience, and rejoicing.