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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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July 3, 2018: Day 80 – Nehemiah 3

The repairs to the wall is laid out in detail in this chapter.  If you notice it is not just the Israelite’s who are doing the work, but also some of the people in the surrounding area who were involved … Continue reading

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July 2, 2018: Day 79 – Nehemiah 2

It has been a while since I read Nehemiah.  What a great story!  So remember we saw in the last chapter that the prophet Nehemiah was the cup bearer to the king.  Just last chapter he had heard from those … Continue reading

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July 1, 2018: Day 78 – Nehemiah1

And so just like that we begin our last book that we are going to be seeing in this 90 Day Challenge part IV.  Nehemiah speaks of the prophet who was responsible for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.  The temple … Continue reading

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June 30, 2018: Day 77 – Ezra 10

This is nothing less than a purge.  So Ezra calls out all the people of the exiles who have made their way into Jerusalem and the surrounding areas and he demands that they give up their foreign wives and their … Continue reading

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June 29, 2018: Day 76 – Ezra 9

A notice  has come out that those who have been given permission to leave Babylon and make their way back to Jerusalem, some of them have intermarried with those who worship other gods.  This mortifies Ezra to the point where … Continue reading

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June 28, 2018: Day 75 – Ezra 8

We get an accounting of the people of God who traveled with Ezra.  We find the heads of the families and they are just about to depart when Ezra realizes that they don’t have nearly enough people from the house … Continue reading

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June 27, 2018: Day 74 – Ezra 7

All of a sudden now we have a transition from the third person which describes what has happened to people directly related to this story, to Ezra who comes into the picture and takes on the first person direct accounting. … Continue reading

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June 26, 2018: Day 73 – Ezra 6

You need to understand that for the people of Israel to have a foreign government on their side was pretty unusual.  A decree was actually found that was proclaimed by King Cyrus, just like the people of Israel who had … Continue reading

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