August 14 Nehemiah 8

August 14  Nehemiah 8 (ESV) Ezra Reads the Law 8:1 And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, … More August 14 Nehemiah 8

Standing Guard

    Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many. And I said … More Standing Guard

August 13 Nehemiah 7

August 13 Nehemiah 7 (ESV) 7:1 Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, 2 I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man … More August 13 Nehemiah 7

August 12 Nehemiah 6

August 12  Nehemiah 6 (ESV) Conspiracy Against Nehemiah 6:1 Now when Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall and that there was no breach left in it (although up to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates), 2 Sanballat … More August 12 Nehemiah 6

Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight …

In Nehemiah 4, we come to two statements which contain elements of God’s awesome power and sovereignty, and also elements of our responsibility.  The setting is the rebuilding of the wall and the fierce opposition from the enemies of the Jews.  In verse 9 we read: And we prayed to our God and set a … More Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight …

August 11 Nehemiah 4-5

August 11  Nehemiah 4-5 ESV) Opposition to the Work 4:1  [1] Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. 2 And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they … More August 11 Nehemiah 4-5

August 10 Nehemiah 3

August 10  Nehemiah 3 (ESV) Rebuilding the Wall 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors. They consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 And next to him … More August 10 Nehemiah 3