Friday March 21, 2014 “A United Work”

Nehemiah 3:17 “17 After him the Levites, under Rehum the son of Bani, made repairs. Next to him Hashabiah, leader of half the district of Keilah, made repairs for his district.”  Almost every verse in Chapter 3 of Nehemiah contains the words “next to him” or “after him”.  The work of one joined together with his … Continue reading

Thursday March 20, 2014 “Spring Into Action”

Neh 2:17-18  Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.” 18 And I told them of the hand of my God which had … Continue reading

Wednesday March 19, 2014 “Work for All”

Neh 3:1, 32    “Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built as far as the Tower of the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of Hananel. 32 And between the upper room at … Continue reading

Monday March 17, 2014 “Need for Work”

Nehemiah 1:3 And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” In the third chapter of Nehemiah, our prayer guide for this week, we see a … Continue reading

Tuesday March 18, 2014 “Reset the Stones”

Nehemiah 3:3 “Also the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.”  Gates and doors are necessary to secure a city, but the main protection of the inhabitants in ancient days were the stone walls. Without the stones set in place, the gates … Continue reading

Saturday March 15, 2014 “Declaration of Truth”

Nehemiah 2:19-20 “But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?” 20 So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will … Continue reading

Sunday March 16, 2014 “Repair and Build”

Nehemiah 3:1-4 “Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built as far as the Tower of the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 Next to Eliashib the men of Jericho built. … Continue reading

Friday March 14, 2014 “A Good Testimony”

Nehemiah 2:18 “And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me.  So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work.” A powerful, personal testimony from Nehemiah resulted … Continue reading

Thursday March 13, 2014 “Helpers”

Nehemiah 2:17 “Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.” Nehemiah did not say “go and build” but “come let us build.”  … Continue reading

Wednesday March 12, 2014 “Surveyors”

Nehemiah 2:12-13 “12 Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem; nor was there any animal with me, except the one on which I rode. 13 And I went out by night through the Valley Gate … Continue reading