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”
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 […]
Nehemiah 11. As We consider how Israel-of-Old repopulated Jerusalem after many years of exile and rebuilding, we are reminded how important it was for them to keep God at the centre. Especially in days like these, how careful we must be as Christians to order our lives with a focus on The Lord and His […]
Neh 10:1-39. Do Christians today have to keep the Sabbath? Can we work on Sundays? Do we have to tithe? Are we under the law in some areas? These questions are addressed as we considered the Jewish remnant realign their hearts afresh to the law, making fresh commitments to God.
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 […]