December 7, 2021, DAY 339: JOURNEY THROGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Nehemiah 5-9

December 7, 2021


Our journey today continues through the book of Nehemiah.

Take a moment and pray, asking for understanding of today’s reading. Read Nehemiah 5-9. Let’s journey!

The Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah are separate today, however they were originally one book: Ezra-Nehemiah, authored by a single, unknown person. Both books detail the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem after spending years in captivity and living abroad. The Israelites are attempting to rebuild their famed city, but arrive to find it in ruins. The remnant struggles in their rebuilding. Ezra and Nehemiah were leaders during this time of rebuilding.

Nehemiah 5-9: Nehemiah considers the problem facing the Israelites and receives guidance. He focuses on the Lord and obeying the laws given to the Israelites through Moses. The Israelites faced opposition to continuing to rebuild. Nehemiah led the Israelites to complete the wall. The names of those who returned is again recorded, because they are to be remembered. Nehemiah appointed men and women to specific positions in order to restore proper worship in the Temple. Ezra reads the Law of Moses. Up until this point, the Word of God had been at the center of Israel’s rebuilding. (Nehemiah 5:1-9:37)

After concluding today’s reading, take some time and consider the following: What happened in today’s reading? What can be learned from what happened? How can that lesson be related and applied to today? To yourself?


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