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Resist Evil, Shut the Gates, Stand for Truth

Nehemiah 13:1-31. Christians must learn how to “shut the gates” on temptation, compromise and the enemy. Rather than set ourselves up for failure, we must plan for victory. This doesn’t happen by accident but by giving no place to the devil, resisting evil, making no provision for the flesh or by “shutting the gates” 

For God Caused Them to Rejoice

Nehemiah 12:1-47. What a spectacle it must have been! Two large thanksgiving choirs marched around the circuit of the wall, in opposite directions, meeting together at the temple. The voices, singing, cymbals, shofars & stringed instruments sounded out across the city. On this special day of dedication, recognizing what God had done, the rejoicing of […]

According to Your Abundant Mercies

Neh 9:22-38. In this great chapter, God’s people reflect on their history of God’s abundant mercy towards them. Even though they failed time and time again, He never forsook them but was ready to forgive them and would always work to bring them back to himself. What encouraging commentary this is for us, knowing that […]