One Year Bible: Day 362 – Nehemiah 13:1-31; Revelation 22:1-21; Psalm 150:1-6

Each day, we stand between the past and the future. In our prayers, we call upon God to "remember" (Nehemiah 13:14,22,29,31). There are two different kinds of 'remembering' here. God remembers his faithful servants. He also remembers those who have been unfaithful. As we face the future, we must be guided by both the Gospel …

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One Year Bible: Day 361 – Nehemiah 11:22-12:47; Revelation 21:1-27; Proverbs 31:21-31

“At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem”, the keynote of the service was joyful thanksgiving. They gathered together “to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving” (Nehemiah 12:27). “On that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy” (Nehemiah 12:43). They sang “songs of praise and thanksgiving to …

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One Year Bible: Day 360 – Nehemiah 9:38-11:21; Revelation 20:1-15; Psalm 149:1-9

The Lord’s people, in Nehemiah’s time, made this commitment: “We will not neglect the House of our God” (Nehemiah 10:39). Such a commitment to God and His work is not easy to maintain. There is an enemy who opposes God and His work – “the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan” …

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One Year Bible: Day 359 – Nehemiah 9:1-37; Revelation 19:1-21; Psalm 148:7-14

In the history of Israel, we read a great deal about the history of human sin. First and foremost, however, it is the story of God's grace and mercy. Israel's sin is there in the forefront: "We are slaves today ... Because of our sins ... We are in great distress" (Nehemiah 9:36-37). Even more significant …

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One Year Bible: Day 358 – Nehemiah 7:4-8:18; Revelation 18:17b-19:10; Psalm 148:1-6

We are called to "worship God" (Revelation 19:10). Our worship is to be with reverence and joy. "Be still: "This is the call for reverence (Nehemiah 8:11). Alongside this reverence, there is to be joy: "The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). We are to "rejoice" in the Lord (Revelation 18:20). This …

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One Year Bible: Day 357 – Nehemiah 5:1-7:3; Revelation 18:1-17a; Proverbs 31:10-20

Again, the combination of prayer and work is seen in Nehemiah - "I devoted myself to the work on this wall" (Nehemiah 5:16), "I prayed, 'Now, strengthen my hands.'" (Nehemiah 6:9). "So the wall was completed ... this work had been done with the help of our God" (Nehemiah 6:15-16). We may contrast the rebuilding of …

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One Year Bible: Day 356 – Nehemiah 3:1-4:23; Revelation 17:1-18; Psalm 147:12-20

God's people faced opposition. What did they do? They kept on working - "The people worked with all their heart" (Nehemiah 4:6). They kept on praying - "We prayed to our God" (Nehemiah 4:9). They were watchful -  "Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other,  and …

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