Tag Archives: pride

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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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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Fasting; September 8, 2017


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. The point of fasting … Continue reading

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Political Leadership; September 1, 2017


2 Chronicles 36:23 “This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: “‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in … Continue reading

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Humility; August 29, 2017


2 Chronicles 34:27 “Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what he spoke against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in … Continue reading

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Mentoring; August 22, 2017


2 Chronicles 26:5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. Zechariah was obviously a good mentor, keeping the king on … Continue reading

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National Salvation; August 14, 2017


2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will … Continue reading

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