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July 13, 2018: Day 90 – Nehemiah 13

When the cat is away, the mice will play.  Apparently that is what happened when Nehemiah went back to the king that he had served earlier for a period of time.  With him gone from Jerusalem it looks like the … Continue reading

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July 12, 2018: Day 89 – Nehemiah 12

This chapter seems to be rife with references to the singers, or the choir which had a very special place in the life of Israel.  I guess the closest thing that I can think of are the choirs in the … Continue reading

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July 11, 2018: Day 88 – Nehemiah 11

There was a special appeal for people to live in the city of Jerusalem.  Remember, things were just starting to be put back together again, so they had to come in from the countryside where they were living and where … Continue reading

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July 10, 2018: Day 87 – Nehemiah 10

Well, this is nice.  We find here the content of the agreement that the people made with God.  The part that we hear about in chapter 10 is the part that says we will not neglect the House of the … Continue reading

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July 9, 2018: Day 86 – Nehemiah 9

There is an entire history of the people of Israel focused upon the disobedience and unfaithfulness of the people, and also focused on the mercy and everlasting love and patience  of our God.  Ezra is speaking here and he starts … Continue reading

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July 8, 2016: Day 85 – Nehemiah 8

The law of Moses was rediscovered.  There are a lot of details in this chapter which bear mentioning.  Notice that Ezra is described as the scribe and Nehemiah as the governor of the land.  We consider them prophets, or people … Continue reading

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July 7, 2018: Day 84 – Nehemiah 7

We now have an accounting,  a genealogical accounting of the people who are populating Jerusalem.  We have nearly 50 thousand people who are in Jerusalem, but no houses yet, according to vs.4.  Not sure how that works since in vs.3 … Continue reading

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July 6, 2018: Day 83 – Nehemiah 6

The wall is finished.  The neighbors aren’t happy.  In fact, their neighbors set up a false meeting with the now governor of Judah, Nehemiah, asking to meet with them so that they can iron out their differences.  Nehemiah understands that … Continue reading

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July 5, 2018: Day 82 – Nehemiah 5

I warned you that the nobles were about to get what was due to them.  So here was the problem, and to our 21st century ears it not only doesn’t make any sense, it sounds barbaric.  What was happening is … Continue reading

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July 4, 2018: Day 81 – Nehemiah 4

Things aren’t so easy anymore.  Even though the Israelites had permission of the king, the local leaders were not so happy to see the wall being built.  No one likes a fortified city in their midst.  They began by making … Continue reading

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