Monday March 31, 2014 “Unselfishness”

Neh. 5:8 And I said to them, “According to our ability we have redeemed our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations. Now indeed, will you even sell your brethren? Or should they be sold to us?” Then they were silenced and found nothing to say.      Nehemiah sought to liberate as many of … Continue reading

Sunday March 30, 2014 Weekly Prayer Focus

Nehemiah 5:1-7 “And there was a great outcry of the people and their wives against their Jewish brethren. 2 For there were those who said, “We, our sons, and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain, that we may eat and live.” 3 There were also some who said, “We have mortgaged our lands and … Continue reading

Saturday March 29, 2014 “Vigilant and Devoted”

Neh 4:20-23 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” 21 So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared. 22 At the same time I also said to the people, “Let each man … Continue reading

Friday March 28, 2014 “Workers’ Weapons”

Neh 4:16-18 “So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. 17 Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves … Continue reading

Thursday March 27, 2014 “The Enemy’s Nothingness”

Neh 4:15 And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work. God brought the enemy’s plans to nothing. In Job 5:12 we are told, “God disappointed the devices of the … Continue reading

Wednesday March 26, 2014 “Fear not and Remember”

Neh 4:14 And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” Seeking the welfare of family and house … Continue reading

Tuesday March 25, 2014 “Going Low”

Neh 4:13 “Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows.”      People don’t like the lower places but Nehemiah placed them in that position, so they went and did as they were … Continue reading

Monday March 24, 2014 “Work, Pray and Watch”

Nehemiah 4:6 & 9 “6 So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night.” Jesus taught us to work … Continue reading

Saturday March 22, 2014

Nehemiah 3:20 “20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai carefully repaired the other section, from the buttress to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.”  The words repairs and repaired are used over 35 times in Chapter 3 of Nehemiah and it seems that everyone was involved.  I am sure that has … Continue reading

Sunday March 23, 2014 “Persevere in Times of Opposition”

Nehemiah 4:2,8,9 “2 And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?”  8 and all of them conspired together … Continue reading