In the fall off 445BC, Nehemiah finished building the wall, Ezra read about the Law, as the people learned about this they mourned and wept, for they realized they had not been obedient to God in this time
These events provide dramatic reminder that God’s word is central to the lives of his people. God’s word provides the essential guide to life or death [Gen 2:16-17], His promises prove to be true [Gen 17:15-21], God’s word is written in stone [Exodus 34:1], and was to be taught by children [Deut 6:7], worn on the hands and the forehead, and written on the doorpost [Deut 6:8-9], so that people would constantly be reminded of what God had said.
Success depended on meditating on God’s word and following it [Joshua 1:7-8], Obedience was far more important than giving a sacrifice [1 Sam 15:22]
God’s word is perfect, it has the power to restore, make wise and give joy [Psalm 19:7-9].
God’s individuals love God’s word [Ps 119:97], it sheds light on their path, and keeps them from sin [Ps 119:9]. God’s word accomplishes its purposes [Is 55:11] and remains relevant forever