Mourn not, nor weep.. For this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.  Nehemiah 8:9,10

Nehemiah 13: Nehemiah’s Reforms

Thus I cleansed them of everything pagan. Nehemiah 13:30 Nehemiah is shaken to find the solemn commitments the people made have not been kept. One priest has made apartments for Tobiah, the Jews’ enemy, in the temple storerooms (4, 5)!… (READ MORE)

Nehemiah 12: The Joy of Jerusalem

Then the priests and Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, the gates, and the wall. Nehemiah 12:30 Purification, Rejoicing and Dedication Priests and Levites: 12:1-26. The genealogies of worship leaders is given special attention, to assure their right to… (READ MORE)

Nehemiah 11: Jerusalem, Settled and Repopulated

And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem. Nehemiah 11:2 The Residents of Jerusalem Now Nehemiah repopulates Jerusalem. The people have been scattered in smaller communities. Now, partly as a security measure, Nehemiah… (READ MORE)

Nehemiah 6: The Wall Rebuilt in 52 Days

For they all were trying to make us afraid, saying, “Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will not be done.”Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. Nehemiah 6:9 The Plots of the Adversaries The plot against… (READ MORE)

Nehemiah 4: So We Prayed

So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared.  Nehemiah 4:21 Building & Defending Opposition grows: 4:1-23. As progress is made on the walls, Sanballat becomes incensed. The peoples… (READ MORE)

Nehemiah 3 God’s City, God’s Work

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… (READ MORE)