August 16, 2018

With the city walls rebuilt, Nehemiah recognized that the people of God also needed to be built up. Therefore, he had Ezra read God’s word to everyone. While the city walls provided physical protection, God’s word gives us spiritual protection. Please open your Bible...

August 15, 2018

Nehemiah recognized that, in order for worship in the Temple to be pure and according to God’s commandments, the priests and Levites serving in the Temple had to have pure, verifiable genealogies. Similarly, if Christians are to truly worship and serve the Lord, their...

August 14, 2018

Today’s passage contains a list of the names of those whom God had called by His grace out of Babylonian captivity to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. Interestingly, the Greek word for “church” is ecclesia, which means “the called out ones”. Like the returning exiles,...

August 13, 2018

Though they had completed the wall, Nehemiah wisely realized that attacks would continue. Likewise, we should not be deceived: There will be no true peace until we get to heaven. If you are doing anything for God, there will always be some battle, some attempt to...

August 10,2018

Though the Lord had called Nehemiah, He did not remove the challenges and make everything easy. Because Nehemiah’s work was built on a foundation of prayer and God’s word, he knew what he was doing, why he was doing it, and Who he was doing it for. Therefore, trusting...

August 9, 2018

When Nehemiah’s enemies falsely accused him of trying to make himself king, Nehemiah denied the charges and prayed. He realized that only the Lord could truly deal with his situation. When opposition builds up against you, it is tempting to pray, “God, get me out of...