Monthly Archives: September 2017

Materialism; September 22, 2017


Job 1:21 “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” There are a number of theological problems with the … Continue reading

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Participation; September 21, 2017


Nehemiah 12:43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. The people’s joy came from … Continue reading

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Repentance; September 20, 2017


Nehemiah 9:33 “In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.” The Jews under Nehemiah and Ezra finally expressed some very valuable humility. We are so prone to accuse God … Continue reading

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Perspective; September 19, 2017


Nehemiah 9:20 “You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.” This whole section is about the blessings of the Exodus. They finally had … Continue reading

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God’s Righteousness; September 18, 2017


Nehemiah 9:8 “You have kept your promise because you are righteous.” Most of this chapter is a recounting of Israel’s history, and this statement to the Lord is at the foundation of it all. The Jews here are proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Communicating the Gospel; September 17, 2017


Nehemiah 8:12 Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them. It has been pointed … Continue reading

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Response to Opposition; September 16, 2017


Nehemiah 6:9 They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah was faced with satanic opposition expressed through … Continue reading

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