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Day 144 of the podcast, reading Nehemiah 5-7 NET, read along at:
This is day 144 of our journey.
While the work on the wall is proceeding, Nehemiah is approached by the poor of the community who are being oppressed by the wealthy. He mourns over this, then approaches the wealthy and condemns them for the mistreatment of their brothers. The wealthy repent and repay the poor for the crimes they have committed. As the wall nears completion, the surrounding nations redouble their efforts to distract Nehemiah and his work crews but God is faithful and grants them protection and strength for the task at hand. The wall is completed after only 52 days of labor!
Join me in Nehemiah 5-7 for the completion of the wall!
Then I said, “The thing that you are doing is wrong! Should you not conduct yourselves in the fear of our God in order to avoid the reproach of the Gentiles who are our enemies?
All of them were wanting to scare us, supposing, “Their hands will grow slack from the work, and it won’t get done.” So now, strengthen my hands!
When the wall had been rebuilt and I had positioned the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
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