Eat at Home!
Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them. Nehemiah 8:12 NIV
In Other Words
Then everyone went home to eat and drink. They sent food to other people’s homes so that everyone could celebrate this new understanding of the Holy Word that had just been explained to them.
✓ God provided qualified ministers to explain God’s Word in simple terms
✓ The people’s excitement led them to throw family dinner parties in honor of God
✓ The people had dined on the Word of God
✓ They left the meeting spiritually nourished
✓ They intended to celebrate their spiritual feast by having a physical one
✓ They celebrated in their own homes with their families
✓ They sent food to others so they could celebrate with their families too
✓ Understanding God’s Word is exciting
✓ Any time we understand God’s Word is party time!
✓ Celebrating a spiritual victory should be a family affair