Tag Archives: Nehemiah

October 4 – Lies, Rumors, Character Assassination, and Political Traps

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 “Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was a secret informer; and he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within … Continue reading

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October 5 – Let the Peoples Praise You!

Revelation 5; Nehemiah 7:5-8:12; Psalm 100 One of the sad truths throughout history is that people have hated others for being different. In the ancient days, our tribe was good, yours was bad. Warfare would spring up between tribes over … Continue reading

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January 23 – Economic Slavery

(Yes, a day late) Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 19 (The law revives the soul); Nehemiah 5:1-13 (Nehemiah deals with oppression); Luke 2:39-52 (Jesus increases in wisdom) Economic justice is a tricky concept. As Nehemiah led the people when … Continue reading

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October 4 – Poverty

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 The Jews in exile, while they were mostly allowed to live freely, were still under the rule of foreigners. Many were slaves whose families had been captured during Nebuchadnezzar’s conquering of Judah. One of … Continue reading

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October 10 – Those Who Labor Among Us

Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 October is Clergy Appreciation Month. In a godly world, we wouldn’t need to have a special month because those that minister to us would experience that appreciation all the time. Somehow, though, it’s easy … Continue reading

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October 6 – Praise and Bless God in All Circumstances

Revelation 6; Nehemiah 8:13-9:37; Psalm 101 How great is our God? A popular song uses that sentence as a statement of fact to proclaim the greatness of God. In reality though, how great is our God? What makes our God … Continue reading

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October 4 – Godly Leadership

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 Leadership is always a daunting task and Nehemiah had many obstacles to overcome as he led the Jews returning from exile to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. He dealt with nobles who thought they … Continue reading

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October 1 God Works Through Sadness Too

October 1 Revelation 1; Nehemiah 1-2; Psalm 96 Some things are more important than position or power. Nehemiah had a job that put him in a great position. He had power to influence the king. His life was comfortable, even … Continue reading

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