Nehemiah 8 is a focus on God’s Word. The wall was completed in chapter six. In chapter seven, provision is made for security, and we see the perseverance of the people. Things are looking pretty good at this point. However, something important is missing because there is no spiritual vitality; the people needed renewal. So what we will see is six things focusing on God's Word. We will see a request for God's Word, a reading of it, a reverence for it, a response to it, a reaction to it, and finally, the requirement of it.