The people of Israel had their moments in which they forgot God and in the book of Nehemiah, specifically in chapter 8 we realize that the people of Israel were very disoriented with respect to the book of the law and is ther where they find it and the scribe Ezra reads it in front of all the people gathered there, who paid close attention.
At that moment all were humbled before the presence of the Lord, they were also sad, because when they heard everything in the book of the law they realized that they had turned away from God and had forgotten His commandments. That was simply a great moment, a new dawn, a new sun, a new light for all the children of Israel and in that same way is the Word of God for us, a light that illuminates our whole interior and makes us be back in the ways of our Creator.
The Bible tells us:
8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.
10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”