Nehemiah  – PLEADING AND INTERCEDING

Read: Nehemiah 1:10-11 Nehemiah seeks favor with the king. He reminds God that the people for whom he is praying are those who, in time past, God himself had rescued by his might and power. In essence, Nehemiah is saying, “Do it again, Lord. Do it again for me.” He...

Nehemiah  – STANDING ON GOD’S PROMISES

Read: Nehemiah 1:8-9 God keeps his promises. Nehemiah knew that firsthand, and he was convinced of it. Just as God had promised to punish the people for disobedience (and God followed through by allowing them to be taken captive), Nehemiah knew that godly repentance...

Nehemiah  – DON’T JUST STAND THERE…PRAY SOMETHING!

Read: Nehemiah 1:5-7 Nehemiah does not seek counsel from outside sources but goes directly to God in prayer. Here, he pours out his heart, acknowledging God as mighty and sovereign and one who is faithful in upholding the covenants he makes. Like a priest atoning for...

Nehemiah – BAD NEWS! GOOD GRIEF!

Read: Nehemiah 1:1-4 Sometimes bad news catches us totally off guard and reduces us to tears. We hurt so badly that we need time to nurse the hurt; we need time away from distractions; we shun even physical sustenance. News about the destruction of Nehemiah’s beloved...

Sheepish  – The Wolf

Read: Matthew 7:15, Acts 20:29-30 This is a warning. We have an enemy and his main objective is to steal, kill, and destroy. He will often pose as a sheep trying to blend into the flock. It’s extremely important for us to know God’s Word and to know who God is and who...
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